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Publication of Green Paper: 'No one written off: reforming welfare to reward responsibility' – July 2008

Published: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 17:06:56

The recently published Green Paper, by James Purnell, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, sets out the Government’s Proposals on the next steps towards its ambition of achieving an employment rate of 80% of the working age population. It also sets out plans to offer more support to benefit claimants in return for them accepting more responsibility to help themselves into work and seeks views on the plans from a wide range of people and organisations.

The consultation gives people the opportunity to shape the policy covering working for benefits, penalties for not accepting support, skills checks, training for lone parents, use of volunteering as a back to work strategy, flexibilities in the system, partners of benefit claimants, individual budgets for disabled people, simplified benefits system and commissioning. We encourage you to take part in the consultation by sending your responses by 22 October 2008 to:

Contact Details:

Welfare Reform Consultation Team
Room 249
The Adelphi
1-11 John Adam St

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