Spring Budget 2023 factsheet – Labour Market Measures – GOV.UK

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Published 15 March 2023

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In the Spring Budget we are setting out a package of measures designed to support people to enter work, increase their working hours and extend their working lives.
We are helping parents with childcare so they can return to work more easily via a range of new measures.
Increasing childcare support:
Wraparound childcare:
Universal Credit childcare paid up front:
We are increasing work coach support and work search requirements for many Universal Credit (UC) claimants in order to move more people into work and onto higher earnings. We are:
We are doing more to close the disability employment gap, the difference between the employment rates of disabled and non-disabled people, which at 29.8 percentage points in 2022 is now at its widest point since 2018. We are also introducing measures to further help those who are not working due to long-term sickness but want to, with a focus on cardiovascular disease, mental health and musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions as the leading causes.
Older workers will be supported to work for longer and to return to work via the following changes:
We are supporting business to tackle labour shortages and improving business mobility by:
We are helping young people and adults in England, regardless of their age, to access the training they need to reach their full potential in the labour market. This will be done through:
Figure is based on HMT calculations, using typical career progression and pay-scales among senior NHS hospital doctors, and March 2021 estimates of medical salaries across the NHS. Earnings of HCHS staff by region, staff group and nationality group, March 2021 – NHS Digital 
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