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Rishi Sunak’s claims of a sicknote culture are nothing new. Muhammad Aamir Sumsum/Shutterstock

Rishi Sunak wants to cut the cost of ‘sicknote’ Britain. But we’ve found a strong economic case for benefits

Welfare reforms targeted at the sick and disabled won’t boost government coffers. In fact, spending on those who need support and investing in less conditional systems has a real financial return.
The growth plan will require thousands more workers on universal credit to search for more work or face sanctions. 1000 Words/Shutterstock

Universal credit changes: increasing pressure on part-time workers is the wrong move at the worst time

Requiring low-paid, part-time workers to increase their hours or take on multiple jobs can have adverse physical and mental health impacts.

Budget 2021: experts react

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his second pandemic budget for the Conservatives.

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