Disabled people may help solve pensions crisis, says Lib Dem

    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
    work.

    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.

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