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'Sick' Britain needs jobs

20th May 2008

An investigation by the BBC television programme Panorama has concluded that the government will find it difficult to meet its target of reducing the number of incapacity benefit claimants by one million by 2015.

Professor Steve Fothergill of Sheffield Hallam University carried out interviews with more than 3,000 benefit claimants. He said more than 3,000 jobs would need to be created in Merthyr Tydfil, a town where one in five workers claims incapacity benefit.

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Article Information

Title: 'Sick' Britain needs jobs
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 6824
Date Added: 20th May 2008


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