Important to understand why economic inactivity has risen


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Christopher Snowdon appears on GB News

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economic Christopher Snowdon has appeared on GB News to discuss welfare reform.

Christopher said:

“People have always had that concern, that the benefit system has been abused, and of course it will always be to some extent,

“There has been a rise in economic inactivity (…) but the interesting thing to look at is why we have seen this rise in economic inactivity in the over-50s of working age.

If they just want to take early retirement, I don’t think that’s anybody else’s business, but if, for some reason, they don’t feel they can get back into the workplace, then that is a cause for concern”

You can see Christopher’s full appearance here (20:24).