Spring Budget 23: Hunt unveils plan to tackle UK's labour shortage

Measures were part of chancellor's ‘back to work’ budget

Valeria Martinez
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Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has unveiled a set of measures to tackle the UK’s labour shortage, by persuading thousands of people back into work in an attempt to boost economic growth and halve inflation.

Today (15 March), the chancellor delivered his Spring Budget, billed the ‘Budget for Growth', with reforms to support disabled people, those with long-term health conditions, parents, the over 50s and people on Universal Credit to return to the workforce. "Long-term, sustainable, healthy growth that pays for our NHS and schools, finds good jobs for young people, provides a safety net for older people, all whilst making our country one of the most prosperous in the world," the chancellor said. "Today I deliver that by removing the obstacles that stop businesses investing, tackling the ...

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