Tory Think Tank Gives The Game Away – Benefit Sanctions Are About Keeping Wages Low

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The 'reservation wage' is an economic term which means the lowest possible amount that greedy bosses can get away with paying people. The ‘reservation wage’ is an economic term which means the lowest possible amount that greedy bosses can get away with paying people.

A chilling vision of the future has been presented by Tory think-tank Reform who have called for all out of work sickness and disability benefits to be scrapped, even for the most seriously ill, alongside a Jobcentre programme of forced medical treatment.

In a report published this month Reform argue that paying those with serious health conditions more money than those simply on the dole acts as a disincentive to find employment.  Instead every claimant, no matter how unwell, should receive just over £70 a week, although they concede that this should be combined with an increase in Personal Independence Payments – the benefit paid to those either in or out of work which is intended to cover the additional costs of living with a disability.   Many people…

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