Thousands in North East set to get HIGHER disability benefits after government U-turn

Thousands in North East set to get HIGHER disability benefits after government U-turn
 

Thousands of people in the North East are set to get higher disability benefits, it has been revealed.
They are amongst more than 150,000 nationwide who ministers have agreed to pay people with mental health issues more Personal Independence Payments (PIP).
The victory for charities, campaigners and Labour leaves an estimated £3.7 billion black hole in government finances over five years.
Ministers were accused of “duplicity and disarray” after sneaking out the news in a written statement after Parliament finished sitting for the week.
Friday’s decision finally brings the government in line... read more

 
20 January 2018 in Regional North East, Views: 42
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