Response to the Work and Pensions Secretary's Back to Work plan

Responding to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions's Back to Work plan on 11 July 2024, Stephen Evans, Chief Executive of Learning and Work Institute, said:


11 07 2024


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Increasing employment can boost both growth and opportunity, and Learning and Work Institute has been calling for the UK to aim for an 80% employment rate since 2022. Our analysis shows this could boost the economy by £25 billion and save the taxpayer £8 billion per year. To deliver this, the Government needs to offer help to everyone who wants to work: today, only 1 in 10 out-of-work disabled people get help to find work each year. There also needs to be better join-up of work, health and skills support, and the Government will need to work with employers on how they recruit.


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