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You're absolutely right that the world of work was far from inclusive, even when the economy was better but it's worth pointing our that the loss of £7 million is a very biased figure in the current economy.

In the current economy we can virtually guarantee that each person will end up on benefits. So there won't be a saving of £7 million...

Taking this From a Guardian article:

The average subsidy for each job in the factories is £25,000 a year.

I don't know the benefits levels of the typical Remploy worker, but I'm sure some interesting calculations could be done, especially if we throw in externalities (like extra health care required because of not working, etc.)

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Thu Mar 15th, 2012 at 02:37:15 PM EST
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well someone calculated a couple of years ago that the cost is 21,300,

The only way to cut government debt is to increase government spending » Tax Research UK

The total lost to the government if this person loses their job in the private sector is the addition of the total contribution lost plus the total cost paid. That is £21,300.

 but they appear to have avoided the admin costs required

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Mar 15th, 2012 at 04:00:18 PM EST
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