Bcc: It’s Time For The Government To Finally Deliver Welfare Reform
21 July 2008 in Chamber News
The Government has today published its Welfare Reform Green Paper. Responding, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, David Frost, said:"It's over a decade since we were told that the Government would think the unthinkable. I'm happy that they have finally taken David Freud's recommendations on in full, but they must ensure that the vision they have set out today is not diluted when these proposals go through parliament. It's time to deliver."So far the Government has failed to grasp the nettle of welfare reform. We have a welfare state that weighs heavily on the taxpayer and does immense damage to large regions of the country which have been blighted by worklessness and welfare dependency. They must seize this opportunity for genuine reform while making a commitment to improve the skills of those looking for work. The economy and our workforce will continue to suffer if the Governmentfails to rise to this challenge."