Old-fashioned capitalism can’t help Britain’s lost workers get back in a job | Philip Inman

The drive to make ill and disabled people productive again needs joined-up thinking, not a punitive regime of sanctions

A basic tenet of Anglo-Saxon capitalism has come into conflict with the post-pandemic workplace in a way that is confounding Tory politicians.

Mel Stride, the work and pensions secretary, wants ill and disabled people and the disaffected to find gainful employment, taking up many of the almost 1m job vacancies in the UK that need filling.

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