Report on Incapacity Benefits and Pathways to Work
Cm. 6861 - Reply by the Government to the Third Report of the Work and Pensions Committee, Session 2005-06 [HC 616]
- Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
This document, 'Report on Incapacity Benefits and Pathways to Work: Cm. 6861 - Reply by the Government to the Third Report of the Work and Pensions Committee, Session 2005-06 [HC 616]', sets out the Government's response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee's report (HCP 616, Session 2005-06; ISBN 0215028694, available below) published in May 2006. The Committee's report examined the Government's proposals for welfare reform as detailed in its Green Paper 'A New Deal for Welfare: Empowering People to Work' (Cm 6730, ISBN 0101673027, available below) published in January 2006.
Issues discussed include:
the aim to reduce the number of people claiming incapacity benefits by one million within a decade;
the introduction of a new benefit called Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) to replace incapacity benefit from 2008;
and the future rollout of the 'Pathways to Work' scheme.
An analysis of consultation responses to the Green Paper, 'A New Deal for Welfare: Empowering People to Work - Consultation Report - Cm. 6859', is available separately below (ISBN 0101685920).
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