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Evidence emerges of Unum’s influence on UK welfare reform.

What: Despite earlier denials that it had attempted to influence government policy on welfare reform, evidence emerges of a memo insurance giant Unum had submitted to the Commons work and pensions committee in 2002 in which it calls for fundamental reform of the welfare system, and says the government “must ensure both that work always pays more than benefits”. 

Why significant: Further evidence of the influence of the insurance industry on welfare reform.


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'New evidence of corporate giant’s influence on welfare reform', Disability News Service, 2011