Just listening to Radio 5 and they had a segment saying that. It seems the total risen from 600.000 15 years ago to 1.8 million today. Apparently 1 million of those are in for a rather rude awakening as incapacity benefit is higher than unemployment benefit and also raises the longer you are on it and its costing too much. But that is to stop and the new system has a fixed rate. Also they are aiming to get that 1 million skivers either in a job or on unemployment benefit. Obviously the system has been used to skew unemployment figures but now even this fcuked up government realises that 13 billion pounds a year is unsustainable. What a bummer for Sven.