Another good report with useful information from the Mirror:
A new report shatters Tory claims that slashing state support leads to rising employment.
Ministers including welfare axeman Iain Duncan Smith have used climbing jobs stats to justify their social security assault.
But a report published today explodes the claim, with academics saying “exploratory” analysis, found “sufficient evidence in the present report to cast doubt on one of the central claims used to justify welfare reform”.
Researchers from Sheffield Hallam and Glasgow universities added: “Welfare reform does reduce public expenditure and thereby the budget deficit but it does not, it would seem, lead to higher employment or lower unemployment.”
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