Cuts to benefits 'will make it harder for disabled people to find work'

Cuts to benefits 'will make it harder for disabled people to find work'
 

Cuts to benefits threaten to force sick and disabled people "further away from work and closer to poverty", charities have warned.
Ahead of a key House of Lords vote on the proposed reductions to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), more than 30 charities and three peers - including Paralympian Baroness (Tanni) Grey-Thompson - have signed an open letter to Iain Duncan Smith urging him to think again.
They released polling figures showing that 1% of disabled people felt that the planned £30-a-week cut in ESA would motivate claimants to get a job, compared to 45% who said it... read more

 
23 January 2016 in Regional East, Views: 23
Source: Belper News
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