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Web links for 25th March 2010

25 Mar 2010, by in Web links

  • fab slideshow of a stunt today
  • Inclusion have undertaken some interesting analysis of the claims made during the Budget debate. While the Chancellor was right to state that the claimant count is significantly lower than previous recessions, and than May 1997, he made no mention of the numbers of people on incapacity benefits. On the other hand, while David Cameron was right to claim that around one in four of the working age population are out of work, this includes students, people who have retired early, those who are looking after families and those who cannot work on grounds of ill health. And it turns out that even when those on incapacity benefits are included (a total that rose massively during previous downturns and has remained higher than the early 80s since) total benefit claims as a percentage of the population are lower in this recession than in either of the previous two. In addition, as the DWP recently highlighted, during the recent recession claims for incapacity benefits have continued to fall.

2 Responses to Web links for 25th March 2010

  1. XpertHR – Employment Intelligence
    Mar 25th 2010, 10:05 pm

    Budget 2010: interesting links…

    Having waded through the Budget coverage today, I’d recommend these links: For good, clear factual briefing: The presentations that the Institute for Fiscal Studies has just put on its website from its Budget briefing this lunchtime….

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