Monday, April 22

Disabled people must work from home to do ‘their duty’, says UK minister

A UK government minister has said that disabled people should work from home if they can, or risk losing their benefits. The comments have been met with anger from disability groups, who say they are “uncaring” and “discriminatory”.

The minister, Laura Trott, made the comments in a speech to the think tank Reform. She said: “If you are able to work, you should work.” She added that people with disabilities have a “duty” to contribute to society.

Trott’s comments were made in the context of a wider debate about the government’s plans to reform the welfare system. The government is proposing to cut benefits for people who do not work, even if they have a disability.

Disability groups have said that Trott’s comments are “uncaring” and “discriminatory”. They say that many disabled people are unable to work from home, and that the government’s proposals will force them into poverty.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has also criticized the government’s plans. The EHRC has said that the plans are likely to have a “disproportionate impact” on disabled people.

The government has defended its proposals, saying that they are necessary to get people into work and reduce the welfare budget. However, the EHRC has said that the government has not done enough to ensure that its plans are fair and do not discriminate against disabled people.

The debate about disability benefits is likely to continue in the coming months. The government is expected to publish more details of its plans in the autumn budget statement.

Source: The Guardian: Disabled people must work from home to do ‘their duty’, says UK minister


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