|Title||A Stepping Stone to Employment? An Evaluation of the Permitted Work Rules – Wave 2|
|Authors||Dewson, S., Davis, S. and Loukas, G.|
Incapacity-related benefits provide people who have to stop working because of illness or disability with a measure of earnings replacement.
Under the permitted work rules (introduced in April 2002), incapacity-related benefit claimants may work up to 16 hours per week and earn a set amount each week but for a limited period of time only (a maximum of 52 weeks).
The rules are intended to encourage claimants, where they are able, to plan a gradual return to the world of work. The research:
investigated the characteristics and experiences of the people who make use of the new rules
The findings have implications for future incapacity-benefit policy.
|Publisher||Institute for Employment Studies|
|Place of publication||Brighton|
|Web address (URL)||https://www.employment-studies.co.uk/resource/stepping-stone-employment|