Chancellor takes a swipe at disabled people

Thursday, October 11, 2018 | News

Chancellor Philip Hammond, in his budget speech spoke about low productivity in the Uk – – people are working to slowly, or not producing enough.

Guess who was one of the scapegoats for this?

This is some of what he said:

β€œIt is almost certainly the case that by increasing participation in the workforce, including far higher levels of participation by marginal groups and very high levels of engagement in the workforce, for example of disabled people – something we should be extremely proud of – may have had an impact on overall productivity measurements.”

So in other words the economy is sluggish because disabled people are in jobs.

But then on the other hand, Government Ministers have said that more disabled people should be in work, that fewer disabled people should be on ESA benefits. That disabled people benefits are costing the economy a lot of money.

In other words, we are marginal, we cost the economy a lot of money when we are too ill to work, and then a lot of money when ill disabled people are forced off their benefits and in to work.

Sounds like the problem is more about the Governments badly thought out plans and policies.


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