The government is starting to implement its strategy
to change benefits claims
The government is launching a new strategy
which will hope to see less people claiming benefits. There are
tens of thousands of incapacity benefit claimants who are going to
be reassessed and estimates suggest that one in three may be deemed
fit to go back to work.
Hundreds of soldiers are going to receive
redundancy letters as the Armed forces also receive spending cuts.
Employment Minister Chris Grayling has defended the government’s
changes to incapacity benefit, which may see up to 500,000 people
moved onto the lesser jobseekers allowance immediately.
He said: “The evidence clearly shows that
there are people out there who, with the right support, will be
able to gain employment and say goodbye to a life on benefits. For
too long millions of people have been written off with no real
support to get back into sustained employment. The changes we are
making to the benefits system will ensure that those in genuine
need get more support and those who could and should be working and
given the opportunity to do so. A life on benefits is no longer an
The downside is the amount of working families
that will be hit by the cuts, with the threshold for child benefits
been £44,000. However it is a good sign for graduates that are
still out of a graduate job, because the government plans to
give more help towards job seekers in a bid to reduce unemployment
throughout the UK.
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