Saturday, February 2, 2008

1.9m on benefit 'should go back to work'

By Alice Thomson, and Rachel Sylvester Last Updated: 3:22am GMT 02/02/2008

Up to two thirds of people claiming incapacity benefit are not entitled to the state handout, the Government's new welfare adviser warns today.
David Freud, an investment banker hired by James Purnell, the new Work and Pensions Secretary, said the disability tests used to award state aid were "ludicrous" and could be costing billions of pounds.;jsessionid=ARIBW5WA5EMEHQFIQMGCFGGAVCBQUIV0?xml=/news/2008/02/02/nbenefit102.xml

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