I have a feeling the new government are looking at this one already. If not, I believe they should do, quickly.
I'd never heard of this one until only a few years ago – since not too many years ago anyone asking for time off work due to 'stress' or 'depression' would be laughed out of the doctor's surgery.
How it ever became accepted as an 'Incapacity' in relation to work, I have no idea. I'm not talking about short term depression after life changing events, where a few days of work may be necessary to get through . I'm talking about the so-called 'clinical' depression – where there is no obvious cause, and the symptoms are merely a desire not to work and to stay on benefits.
Why is this idea important?
The benefit culture has got out of hand. It has often been said recently that there are whole households where no adults work.
In fact there are whole STREETS where there are no working adults – and not necessarily caused by the recession – it’s been the case for years.