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Friday, 11 November 2016

CRUCIALLY IMPORTANT: from Jenny Morris.

The UK government recently published its long-awaited proposals about changes to the existing long-term out of work sickness/disability benefits system.  The proposals are predicated on the idea that 'too many' people are 'languishing' on long-term benefits and their health would be improved if they entered paid work.

There is a consultation period running until 17th February on the proposals.  It's very important that consultation responses home in on the likely changes which the government intends, rather than on the storyline that the Department for Work and Pensions ran with in the run up to the release of the Green Paper. 

I've written a blogpost which attempts to expose the fallacious unilinear causal relationship that is being claimed between health and work and which also attempts to deconstruct exactly what the DWP is proposing.  I hope this might help others to respond to the consultation.

https://jennymorrisnet.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/the-work-health-and-disability-green.html

We live in very difficult times...

Jenny

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