Iain Duncan Smith’s “overhaul” of the benefit system is surrounded by harmful distortions.
In a major speech, Iain Duncan Smith has called for an “overhaul” of the disability and sickness benefit system.
As a man with a history of not knowing the difference between fact and “some stuff I made up because it seemed to help at the time”, it worried me to see that the work and pensions secretary seemed to find himself here again.
In the old-fashioned belief public policy should be based on reality, here’s five myths around sickness and disability benefits:
1. Disability and sickness benefits are a sign of welfare dependency
Creating the impression that you’re going to announce a humane, competent understanding of disability and sickness doesn’t get off to a great start when the entire first…
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