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Published Time: 15.05.2024 - 03:41:14 Modified Time: 15.05.2024 - 03:41:14

Jeremy Hunt and Mel Stride speak out against benefits ‘lifestyle choice’ amid concerns of a sick-note culture The unemployed have “ample opportunity” to find a job, two senior Cabinet ministers have said as they insisted being on benefits is not a “lifestyle choice

Jeremy Hunt and Mel Stride speak out against benefits ‘lifestyle choice’ amid concerns of a sick-note culture

The unemployed have “ample opportunity” to find a job, two senior Cabinet ministers have said as they insisted being on benefits is not a “lifestyle choice.” 

Jeremy Hunt, the Chancellor, and Mel Stride, the Work and Pensions Secretary, made the comments as concerns grow over record numbers of people off work because of long-term sickness. 

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