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Major review of social benefits

Fri, 27 Jul 2012


The government is announcing a major review of the benefit system.

The Island's current policies are similar to those in place in the UK, where a review has found that the system isn't fit for purpose and hasn't been for some time.

A public consultation has been launched to guage the public's views.

In future, the Department of Social Care wants a system that's well-balanced, protects the vulnerable and can't be easily abused by people who don't need hand-outs.

We asked Chief Executive Chris Corlett if serious mistakes have been made in the past.[play media file below]

 


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