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Work and Pensions Committee Publications

Work and Pensions - Fourth Report

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 2 April 2003.


CONTENTS


Terms of Reference

REPORT

SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

The Inquiry

Background

HIDDEN UNEMPLOYMENT

Stock and flow

Incapacity for work

The labelling and medicalisation of disability

JOBCENTRE PLUS AND SUPPORT FOR DISABLED PEOPLE

Access requirements

Disability Employment Advisers (DEAs)

Compulsory work-focussed interviews

Workstep

Access to Work

Retention and rehabilitation

NEW DEAL FOR DISABLED PEOPLE

Encouraging participation

Distance from the labour market and skills development

NDDP funding structure

Private and voluntary sector involvement

BENEFITS, TAX CREDITS AND WORK INCENTIVES

The financial implications of moving into work

Return to Work Credit

Earnings disregard and permitted work

16 hours rule

52-Week Linking Rule

DLA reassessment

Housing costs

DISCRIMINATION

Disability employment tribunals

Lack of employer awareness of the DDA

The business case for employing disabled people

Suggestions for improving and strengthening the DDA

CONCLUSION

LIST OF CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE RELATING TO THE REPORT

LIST OF WITNESSES


MINUTES OF EVIDENCE

Wednesday 5 February 2003
Wednesday 12 February 2003
Wednesday 26 February 2003

LIST OF MEMORANDA INCLUDED IN THE MINUTES OF EVIDENCE

LIST OF APPENDICES TO THE MINUTES OF EVIDENCE

APPENDICES

LIST OF REPORTS PUBLISHED BY THE WORK AND PENSIONS COMMITTEE DURING THE 2001 PARLIAMENT



 
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