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Government presses ahead with reforms

Latest statistics show that three-quarters of people who apply for Employment and Support Allowance are continuing to be found either fit for work or stop their claim before completing their medical assessment.

Employment Minister Chris Grayling says, “Once again we have clear evidence of the need for change in our welfare system. We now know very clearly that the vast majority of new claimants for sickness benefits are in fact able to return to work. That is why we are launching the Work Programme to provide specialist back to work support."

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