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Future Jobs Fund

Volume 508: debated on Monday 22 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the planned duration of the Future Jobs Fund scheme is; and if she will make a statement. (318534)

Details of the Future Jobs Fund were announced in Budget 2009 on page 102, box 5.4. The third bullet point states:

‘funding for local authorities and partners to take forward the creation of 100,000 new jobs in socially useful activity. 10,000 of these will be green jobs;’

and the final paragraph goes on to say:

‘To support communities most affected by rising unemployment, the Government will allocate additional funding for local authorities to provide a further 50,000 jobs in areas of high unemployment across the country.’

A copy of this Budget has been placed in the library and can also be accessed at:

We will continue to review the support that is available for jobseekers, and decisions on the Department's future expenditure limits and spending allocations will be taken at the Spending Review.