MP welcomes the benefits U-turN

MP welcomes the benefits U-turN
 

OLDHAM East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams has given a cautious welcome to the government's U-turn on repeatedly assessing the long-term sick for benefits.
After Work and Pensions Secretary, Damian Green, announced the end of the work capability assessment for recipients of Employment and Support Allowance, the shadow work and pensions secretary said "the devil will be in the detail" and the whole assessment system needs a more "person-centred approach".
Up to now ESA - worth up to £109 a week - applicants faced a work capability assessment to qualify and are then... read more

 
5 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 28
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