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The benefits scandal

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Abstract:

Out of a total planned reduction in public spending of approximately £90 billion, the cuts outlined by George Osborne that will affect sick and disabled people are estimated to total £9 billion – ten per cent of the overall cuts burden. These cuts are so wide ranging that it is impossible in this article to provide a truly comprehensive list of them all, particularly as sick and disabled people are more heavily reliant than most on NHS and local authority services. This article therefore discusses only those cuts directly affecting employment prospects, and points to the irony that these will prevent disabled people from being able to work at a time when they are being urged by government to go out and seek jobs.

Keywords: BENEFITS; CUTS; DEPENDENCY; WORK

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3898/136266211798411255

Publication date: November 24, 2011

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