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Disabled Workers and the Lord Freud Furore…

Last week Welfare Reform Minister Lord Freud provoked anger by suggesting that some disabled people were “not worth” the national minimum wage and seemed to suggest they might be paid £2 an hour if they are willing to work for that rate of pay.  290 more words


Lord Freud's words were wrong. His economic analysis wasn't.

Fact, unemployment for disabled people has remained stubbornly around the 50% mark for decades. Here is what Lord Freud had to say about that:

“Now, there is a small… there is a group, and I know exactly who you mean, where actually as you say they’re not worth the full wage and actually I’m going to go and think about that particular issue, whether there is something we can do nationally, and without distorting the whole thing, which actually if someone wants to work for £2 an hour, and it’s working can we actually…” 1,104 more words


Welfare Minister Apologises Over Disability Pay Comment

The British Welfare Minister has apologised for comment he made about paying disabled people. Lord Freund has apologised for what he called foolish and and offensive comments in which he suggest people with Disabilities could be paid less than minimum wage. 285 more words


Avoid being stung by changes to National Minimum Wage

Did you know that from 1st October the National Minimum wage changed?

Now, to employ a 21 year old on a 37.5 hour week gives an annual wage of £12,675, or £6.50 per hour. 256 more words