Monthly Archives: May 2010

Who’s Cheating Who? BBC Scotland Investigates the Employment and Support Allowance

BBC Scotland investigates new government plans to end the UK’s sicknote culture by getting a million people off benefits and back to work. We reveal how, in Britain’s modern welfare state, private companies are paid billions to carry out medical … Continue reading

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Employment and Support Allowance: a new harsher test

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) is the new sickness benefit introduced in October 2008, which will eventually replace Incapacity Benefit. Its new test, envisaged by the legislator, is extremely difficult to pass and almost nobody is exempted from the test. … Continue reading

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