Responding to the Government’s Back to Work Plan


16 11 2023


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Responding to the Government’s Back to Work Plan, announced on 16 November, Stephen Evans, chief executive at Learning and Work Institute, said:
The Government’s plans to widen employment support for more people with long-term health conditions, disabilities, or who are long-term unemployed, are welcome. But to help more people into work and boost economic growth, we need to go much further. Only 1 in 10 out of work older or disabled people are currently getting government support to find a suitable job, and increasing sanctions won’t help. A plan for full employment that is focused more on widening support rather than tightening benefits can help people achieve their career ambitions, save the taxpayer money, and boost the economy.


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