Rishi Sunak has vowed to tackle Britain’s “sick-note culture” as he announced an overhaul of the benefits system in a plan he attempted to frame as “a moral mission”.

Foremost amongst Sunak’s solutions to tackle the rapidly rising rates of economic inactivity is a government plan to strip GPs of their right to issue sick notes. Speaking at the Centre for Social Justice, the PM insisted that doctors are too readily writing people off as unfit for work.