Discord grows in the UK over work capacity assessments

Dr Mary Wyatt

World endeavours in disability management - Challenges for the UK with mass assessments of work ability.

In the United Kingdom, there has been a major review of sickness benefits with emphasis on moving people back into the workforce.  The proportion of people off work because of health problems is a concern for most industrialised countries.  In the UK 7% of the working age population receives disability benefits.   A new Employment Support Allowance was established by the UK Government in October 2008.  Between October ...

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Published 05 March, 2011