Why employment and support benefit is now a battleground

Vaux, Gary
October 2009
Community Care;10/15/2009, Issue 1791, p31
The article offers information on employment and support allowance (ESA) launched in October 2008 and discusses its impact as well. ESA launched with the aim of replacing incapacity benefit and income support for people unfit for work can leave existing claimants alone some time in future as they would be brought in ESA regime applicable to new claimants after October 2008. ESA has become battleground as employment agency Jobcentre Plus is trying to operate regime in an unfriendly environment.


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