Posted: Oct 21, 2018 9:28 am
by Alan B
Do you consider that a person who receives no pay for doing work to be employed or unemployed. They will not be able to pay tax, NIC or contribute to a pension. The 'employer' takes no responsibility and yet reaps all the benefits.
I think Labour would consider these people to be unemployed whereas the Tories would count them as 'employed'.
Another way to 'adjust' the figures is to manipulate the Benefit system so that people who are denied Unemployment Benefit (for any reason) must therefore be not 'unemployed'.
True, government departments hold the figures, but it is the 'government of the day' that decides how they are counted.