In an attempt to get unemployed to work and to move were the jobs are the coalition has come up with an ingenious plan to simultaneously give a boost to the ailing manufacturing industry and to give young people willing to work the necessary mobility to be close to their workplace,the Traveller Grant
In Britain now we have workforces that are locked to areas and the result of that is we have over five and a half million people of working age who simply don't do a job," Duncan Smith told a newspaper, a high number of those sitting in Parliament.
His phrase of: “We have to look at how we get that portability, so that people can be more flexible, can look for work, can take the risk to do it.”
Already gave away the proposed solution, the portable home. It is a win-win-win-win-win situation. The advantage of living in Caravans is clear. They can be placed anywhere and do not require planning permission, the inhabitant’s do not have to worry any more about Housing Benefit and Council Tax and neither has the government, allowing substantial savings of public sector workers at the same time by reducing unnecessary administration in the planning, benefit and tax department. In addition it reduces the bill for waste collection as usually the council only dares to collect the rubbish once the site is cleared every couple of month which is a much more efficient process. The last and by no meant least benefit is the boost to the caravan building industry, one of the few manufacturing industries still left (albeit in tatters) in this country as it has not attracted enough interest for takeovers from abroad. It also opens the door to private enterprise by entrepreneurs willing to risk the investment to buy a plot of land to then tarmac it over night and rent out the pitches, creating more work in the process, including armed private security services.
The radical solution is also expected to get parlamentarians back to work. They could just put up camp in Hyde Park, Vincent Square or the gardens of Buckingham Palace if the grounds at Horse Guards are not suitable. The biggest worry of the public about the second home allowance for parliamentarians would be eased and the travel budget could be substantially reduced.