Welfare Reform Green Paper

Close date: 21 April 2006

The Government consults on welfare reform that is designed to: reduce the number of people on incapacity benefit; help lone parents into work; and increase the number of older workers in employment. The proposals include a new employment and support allowance to replace incapacity benefit for new claimants, to be paid to individuals in return for undertaking work-related interviews; agreeing an action plan; and participating in some form of work-related activity. Individuals with the most severe health conditions and disabilities will receive the new allowance without having to fulfil these conditions.
Consultation document:
Welfare Reform Green Paper
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