All Political Parties Must Address Problems With Getting Those On Welfare In To Work
09 January 2008 in Chamber News
Commenting on the Conservative Party's proposals on welfare reform, which were announced by David Cameron today, David Frost, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said:"Currently far too many young people leave education and go straight onto long term welfare or the dole. The significant number of migrants arriving in the UK who are willing to work have ensured business has been largely protected from the adverse effects of this welfare dependency. However, the present situation is clearly not sustainable. "Businesses want to employ local people but cannot do so because of a lack of both skills and aptitude. It is an imperative that all political parties focus on ensuring those currently out of work receive the skills they need and that the benefit system is reformed to incentivise young people to work."