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Precautions that are a step too far

Brian Cranwell laments changes that hinder charities helping young people into work

PUBLIC allegations have been made recently that commercial organisations in receipt of huge grants for training young people, and placing them into regular employment, have defrauded the system. Much of the information leading to these allegations has come from "whistle-blowers" - employees taken on to audit these payments internally.

The companies concerned have denied these allegations, and it is not my purpose to pre-empt what may well be a judicial process. What ...

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