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Hammond blames disabled for low productivity

Post by Tobias » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:31 pm

Philip Hammond just blamed disabled people for the UK’s productivity crisis

Chancellor appeared to suggest that disabled people were to blame for a productivity crisis in the UK labour market, while giving evidence to the Commons Treasury Committee

Labour has criticised comments made by Philip Hammond to the Treasury Select Committee, after he appeared to imply that falling productivity rates in the UK workforce are due to higher employment rates among disabled people.

Giving evidence to the Treasury Select Committee on the 2017 Budget, the Chancellor claimed: "It is almost certainly the case that by increasing participation in the workforce, including far higher levels of participation by marginal groups and very high levels of engagement in the workforce, for example of disabled people - something we should be extremely proud of - may have had an impact on overall productivity measurements.”

“It may have collateral impact on measured productivity performance", he added.

Labour MP John Mann, a Committee member, said the Chancellor's comments were "appalling" and later tweeted: “Chancellor just linked low productivity growth to the labour market and specified the increased employment of disabled people.

“My experience of employing disabled people is that they are brilliant employees. The chancellor’s comments are ignorant.”

Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, Debbie Abrahams MP, said Hammond's comments were "disgraceful" and called on the Chancellor to apologise.

"It is disgraceful that Philip Hammond is scapegoating disabled people for a productivity crisis created by the Conservatives’ failed economic policies", she said.

"This is coming from a Government that has forced disabled people to pay the price of their failed austerity agenda, including by cutting measures that help disabled people into the workforce and scrapping their own manifesto commitment on halving the disability employment gap.

"We should be increasing disabled people’s access to employment, not denigrating their contributions.

"The Chancellor should apologise immediately."
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Re: Hammond blames disabled for low productivity

Post by Tobias » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:31 pm

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Re: Hammond blames disabled for low productivity

Post by jeff3 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:13 pm

sieg hiel Aktion t4 rolling along without much of a ado

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Re: Hammond blames disabled for low productivity

Post by jeff3 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:15 pm

hitler hasn't got nothing on this lot
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