Treasury minister blames disabled people who work for fall in productivity

Government policies relating to people with disabilities appear to be in even more disarray than usual. Once again, those with disabilities resulting from diseases such as multiple sclerosis, or any other cause, are under attack. The department for work and pensions’ assessment system for disability benefits is 'encouraging' disabled people to find work. But chancellor … Continue reading Treasury minister blames disabled people who work for fall in productivity

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Government budget disappointment: Extra cash but not enough for health, social care crisis ignored

Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond, the UK government minister in charge of the Treasury, is under fire from critics. Last week, Hammond introduced his budget that included £2.8bn funding for frontline NHS services in England over the next three years. Crucially, though, and in my view shamefully, he did absolutely nothing to tackle the … Continue reading Government budget disappointment: Extra cash but not enough for health, social care crisis ignored