As the government continues to move the burden of state benefits back onto individuals, a change to ESA came into force April 5th. After the 28 week Statutory Sick Pay period, ESA kicks in. If you are assessed and placed in the work related group, the benefit has gone down by over £29 to just £73.10 a week.
With the average UK salary over £25,000, individuals needing to claim are over £400 a week worse off on average.
Only 10% of the working population have any form of Income Protection life policies.
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