• Chancellor Philip Hammond had no evidence for his statement that disabled workers hurt the UK economy, the government quietly admits

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    There was no evidence to support Chancellor Philip Hammond's statement to the Treasury Select Committee that employing workers with disabilities lowers national productivity, the Treasury has admitted.
    Hammond had made people angry last month when he said: "far higher levels of participation by marginal groups and very high levels of engagement in the workforce, for example of disabled people - something we should be extremely proud of - may have had an impact on overall productivity measurements."
    He doesn't actually believe that, and the data don't support it, the Treasury said in...
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