A crackdown on the sick pay culture which costs Britain billions of pounds a year is being ordered by Iain Duncan Smith.
The Work and Pensions Secretary is particularly keen to slash the numbers off work with anxiety and depression.
In what is expected to be the biggest welfare reform of this Parliament, he will call for the shake-up of the ‘fundamentally flawed’ Employment and Support Allowance. Currently the 2.3million claimants on ESA are either assessed as being fit to work or signed off altogether.
A crackdown on the sick pay culture which costs Britain billions of pounds a year is being ordered by Iain Duncan Smith
But under a policy document to be unveiled within weeks, they will instead be tested for what they are able to do – not what they cannot.
They will then be found work for around ten hours a week, or whatever is possible…
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