Instead of councils receiving grants for projects why not receive grants for job creation? A lot of mention about becoming job ready, but for what? One can obtain all the accreditation in the world but that means squat if there are no jobs to use them for. Give the unemployed jobs within the council. The job rate is dubious at around 6%. Many unemployed people are not counted in the labour force participation rate, and the government keep changing the way the figure is obtained. Unemployment has increased by 40,100 in July. Hours worked decreased by 3.4 million hours. As an unemployed person I have noticed many positions available for employment providers and trainers. Maybe this is the next growth industry. Training people to gain an accreditation to put in their top drawer at home.