World News – GB – £ 460million welfare program could save post-Covid Britain from ‘jobs tsunami’


Posted: 01:37 AM EDT October 12, 2020 | Updated: 1:37 am EDT October 12, 2020

Britons struggling with drug addiction, homelessness and mental illness could receive help under a £ 460million scheme, if the government undertakes a second phase of benefit reform, we said

Iain Duncan Smith, architect of the universal credit system, calls for changes that could help help people with issues that keep them from working

The former cabinet minister suggested the Universal Support scheme could benefit Britons through a project run by city hall and run by charities

Former Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has backed calls for a second reform of the UK benefit system, which could enable people to overcome the problems preventing them from returning to work

Pensions secretary from 2010 to 2016, Sir Iain backed a report released by the Center for Social Justice, which hopes to help Britons return to work by improving their physical, mental and social well-being, reports The Sun

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Sir Iain said: ‘We need to put in place a personal support program to help those most at risk of falling by the wayside as the recession continues through the winter’

Andy Cook, Director General of the CSJ, added: ‘Britain faces the prospect of an unemployed tsunami at the end of October Our proposals are a very important step towards the resolution of this crisis « 

The Department for Work and Pensions said it was ‘committed’ to supporting ‘the most vulnerable in society’, adding it was spending more than £ 95bn a year on the system of the country’s benefits

Thousands of people have lost their jobs in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, as businesses shrink or shut down altogether after months of disruption caused by lockdowns and social distancing

Thousands of people have lost their jobs during the pandemic, it is hoped that a new universal support system could help put people who may be living with mental health issues, coping with addiction back to work or who are homeless

Figures released last month show the hospitality industry has been hit by the global pandemic, with around a quarter of pubs, bars and restaurants closing due to the pandemic

Mark Davies, boss of Hawthorn Leisure, which runs 720 community pubs, said: ‘Trade is down significantly – we’re talking well over 50% in many places

‘It is inevitable over the next few weeks there will be pub closures This is going to have a devastating impact and we will see a tsunami of job losses This is totally unnecessary’

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