Concern raised over benefits system – Paul Gregg

The architect of a new benefits system has said radical changes must be made to avert serious problems for vulnerable people, according to reports.

Paul Gregg, Professor of Economics at the University of Bristol, told The Times serious adjustments are necessary before 2.5 million incapacity benefit claimants are moved onto the new employment and support allowance (ESA) in October.

In its current form, the system leaves large numbers of failed claimants to languish on jobseeker’s allowance with no prospect of work, he said.

Reflecting on perceived errors in the process, he told the paper: “To go ahead with these problems is not just ridiculous. It is, in fact, scary.”

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