Helping one million disabled adults who are economically inactive
but who want to get back into work would be one way of addressing
the pensions crisis, according to Paul Holmes MP.
The Liberal Democrat spokesperson for work and disability told
Community Care LIVE that he had spent the previous two
days debating in parliament the growing imbalance between the
number of older people drawing pensions and the number of people in
He said that providing help for disabled people would “go some way”
towards redressing the imbalance. There would be significant cost
implications, but he added that it was necessary to counteract a
history of underfunding in this area.
“The UK would have to increase its spending on helping disabled
people back into work by 500 per cent to reach the European
average,” Holmes said.