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  • Clive August 1, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Charities? Pah!

    Interesting site/forum-

    http://mylegal.org.uk/index.cgi?action=display&board=frontline&thread=405&page=1

    (taken from same forum/site) But let’s focus on Incapacity Benefit and Jobseeker’s Allowance, the figures go back to 1999. These are the recorded claim figures as they were at August for each year from 1999 to 2009.

    Historic Data

    JSA(Left column) IB/ESA(Right column)

    Aug-99 1,181.86 – 2,655.38
    Aug-00 1,015.83 – 2,714.85
    Aug-01 907.68 – 2,763.62
    Aug-02 890.54 – 2,769.36
    Aug-03 851.37 – 2,777.06
    Aug-04 769.25 – 2,774.93
    Aug-05 825.11 – 2,725.47
    Aug-06 900.92 – 2,683.00
    Aug-07 788.45 – 2,641.11
    Aug-08 868.73 – 2,590.61
    Aug-09 1,485.32 – 2,632.74

    They are from sets of statistics released on the 17th February 2010 by the National Audit Office under data set ID170210SSFEB10

    No data is held for DLA claims in this set.

    From this you will see there is a sharp rise in the unemployment stats from 868.73 in 2008 to 1,485.32 in 2009.

    The IB/ESA stats include all new claims for ESA which was introduced in October/November 2008, from then on you could not claim IB and would need to make an ESA claim.

    The JSA stats also include unemployment benefit which was paid up until 1995.

    Although the DLA stats are not in this report, they are stated to be 3.10 million as of August 2009.

    It is reasonable to conclude that on the whole the number of incapacity claimants (be it IB or ESA) has remained relatively constant at around 2.6 million claims for both. The substantial rise is in JSA from 2008 onwards.

    Read more: http://mylegal.org.uk/index.cgi?action=display&board=frontline&thread=405&page=1#ixzz1TmnQ2ZTv

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