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UK's new back to work plan will make life even harder for disabled people

By Richard Machin, Senior Lecturer, Social Work and Health, Nottingham Trent University
The UK chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, has unveiled new rules for welfare benefit claimants. Under the government’s back to work plan, £2.5 billion of funding is to be allocated to employment support schemes with the aim of getting over 1 million people with long-term health conditions or disabilities, as well as those who are long-term unemployed, back into work.

As part of these plans, the government is planning to implement tougher sanctions for people who are judged to…The Conversation

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