19 Apr 2024

Sunak vows to end UK ‘sick note culture’ with benefit reform

Senior Political Correspondent

Rishi Sunak has set out plans to tackle what he calls Britain’s “sick note culture” and a spiralling welfare bill the country can’t afford.

One in ten working-age adults are now claiming a health-related benefit, according to new figures.

Many have mental health conditions – many are young.

One charity says the proposals could leave some disabled people destitute.