EMBARGO: IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Responding the Chancellor's new 'Back to Work' plan, Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesperson Sarah Olney MP said:
"This Government doesn't understand that thousands of people with long-term health issues are desperate to get back to work, but Ministers' failure to tackle NHS waiting lists is stopping them.
"This announcement does absolutely nothing for these people.
"This Government seems more interested in penalising people than helping them get back into work or get treatment for health conditions preventing them from working.
"The best way to get people back to work and our economy growing again is to fix the crisis in our health service."