Minister for Social Protection   Joan Burton: engaged the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion to provide advice on the best commercial model to contract out employment services. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government is set to allow the private sector to become involved in running programmes to find work for the long-term unemployed.Minister for Soci(...)

Study finds that a majority of British teenagers want to be a footballers, like David Beckham, or models like Kate Moss. Few show any interest in traditional roles such as plumbing, welding or working in the hotel and catering trade.

Teenagers today, say grumpy old men sitting in the corner of pubs, all want to be models, actors or footballers. However, carefully gathered st(...)