Richard Wellings talks to BBC West Midlands
Only 3% of people on welfare-to-work programmes found long term jobs, whilst the cost of these schemes to the tax payer has had very negative effects on the wider economy, Dr Wellings said.
The government’s number one priority should be to cut the deficit so as to be able lower taxes, Dr Wellings argued. The best way to improve unemployment figures are to promote private entrepreneurship and cut red tape surrounding businesses that hinders employment.
Listen to the full interview here. Segment starts at 23.30.