Strip clubs, massage parlours and porn films eligible for government subsidies

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I don't know what to think of this other than Tories love a bit of tits and arse, and that it's very risky to enter any part of this industry because it is marked on you for life, therefore 18-24 year olds who simply can't find a job shouldn't be encouraged to enter this industry.
There's also the issue of people actually wanting these in their town centres. I mean I can remember a strip club right across the road from a Women's Centre in my town (it has been recently changed into a normal bar though):

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...s-9131999.html

"The DWP’s youth contract allows employers to claim wage incentives of up to £2,275 for each new recruit aged 18-24 who has been receiving benefits for at least six months through Jobcentre Plus.

Strip clubs are not allowed to claim the subsidy for the actual performers, but the establishment can receive the cash for any bar staff, door staff, receptionists or cleaners they employ, according to guidelines for DWP staff posted to scribd.com. The same applies to saunas and massage parlours.

For part time employees a company can claim up to £1,137.50.

While a glamour model, pornographic actress and webcam sex performers are not eligible under the scheme, those who take the pictures and do the filming are. Directors, producers and sound people who work in porn are also covered.

‘Mud wrestlers’, ‘cat fighters’, ‘topless cleaners’ and burlesque performers are explicitly excluded from the subsidy."


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I saw the discussion on the Times.

Bottom line is they are legal business and the scheme is open to legal business that fits the criteria.
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I saw the discussion on the Times.

Bottom line is they are legal business and the scheme is open to legal business that fits the criteria.
Legal, yes, but just because it's legal does it make things right? I could take up smoking, gamble my money and get a payday loan legally tomorrow, but is that right?


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Legal, yes, but just because it's legal does it make things right? I could take up smoking, gamble my money and get a payday loan legally tomorrow, but is that right?
Hypocritical at best to cream the tax money off business which you legalise and regulate then claim holier than thou the next.

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Strip clubs are not allowed to claim the subsidy for the actual performers, but the establishment can receive the cash for any bar staff, door staff, receptionists or cleaners they employ
Why shouldn't the government help a cleaner get a job at a strip club rather than a normal club. The job involves cleaning all the same. You don't progress from being a cleaner to being a stripper anymore than you do a cleaner to an investment banker. They are just normal people plying their trade for a certain industry, the trade remains the same.

What's wrong with smoking, gambling, strip clubs and massage parlours anyway?
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