Sickness Benefits

Suggested Shake-Up of Sickness Benefits Continues Two Decades of Attack on the Long-Term Sick

Stef Benstead | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Politics
Stef Benstead

There is no evidence that the work ethics of people with long-term sickness are any worse than the average person, and in some respects they are better. Studies frequently find that the long-term sick want to work - which is not the same as being able to work, but does show that fecklessness is unlikely to be the problem here.

'Many People Are Heading For Victorian-Era Forced Penury'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reforms are forcing many Britons into "forced penury" as they mark an increasing return to the principles of the Victorian...

Claimants Who Refuse Treatment 'To Lose Sickness Benefits'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK

People who refuse to get treatment for their illness will be stripped of their sickness benefit under a new crackdown to be tested in a £25 million g...