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Plan to cut sickness benefits bill prompts charity fury


pellinore

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Rishi Sunak’s plans to slash the spiralling costs of “sick note” benefits have been met with a barrage of criticism from mental health experts and others.

The prime minister said it was a “moral mission” to reform the welfare system, as he warned the number of young economically inactive people in Britain was a “tragedy”.

But he was forced to deny his proposals – which include removing benefits entirely from fit people who refuse to work after 12 months – were about cost-cutting and lacked compassion as he faced accusations of “hostile rhetoric” and a “full-on assault on disabled people”.

Rishi Sunak’s plan to cut sickness benefits bill prompts charity fury | The Independent

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4 hours ago, pellinore said:

Rishi Sunak’s plans to slash the spiralling costs of “sick note” benefits have been met with a barrage of criticism from mental health experts and others.

The prime minister said it was a “moral mission” to reform the welfare system, as he warned the number of young economically inactive people in Britain was a “tragedy”.

But he was forced to deny his proposals – which include removing benefits entirely from fit people who refuse to work after 12 months – were about cost-cutting and lacked compassion as he faced accusations of “hostile rhetoric” and a “full-on assault on disabled people”.

Rishi Sunak’s plan to cut sickness benefits bill prompts charity fury | The Independent

Bring this bill on. I am fed up of fit people still taking benefits after 1 year of being sat at home while my hard working employees subsidise their sloth like behaviour.

How do you look a warehouseman in the face after a tough 40 hour week and tell him that some of his pay is going to someone who can work but hasn't for over a year? 

How? Just how? How do you even think this is OK?

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2 minutes ago, OpenMindedSceptic said:

Bring this bill on. I am fed up of fit people still taking benefits after 1 year of being sat at home while my hard working employees subsidise their sloth like behaviour.

How do you look a warehouseman in the face after a tough 40 hour week and tell him that some of his pay is going to someone who can work but hasn't for over a year? 

How? Just how? How do you even think this is OK?

by making sure these people are regularly monitored by medical staff, Sunak's really seems to suck at his job

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Of course there are plenty of people who are 'working the system'. Unfortunately, sweeping measures to curtail this tend to have catastrophic effects on people who genuinely need help. In the past this has led some people to commit suicide.

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