Employment and Support Allowance should not be cut - campaigners

Employment and Support Allowance should not be cut - campaigners
 

Disability groups have written an open letter to Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, urging him to abandon planned cuts to a key benefit.
The House of Lords will vote next week on government plans to cut £30 a week from Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) for some new claimants from 2017.
The letter says it will make it harder for disabled people to find work.
But the Department for Work and Pensions says the campaigners are "scare-mongering".
"[The letter] fails to acknowledge that existing claimants and those with the most severe disabilities will not be... read more

 
23 January 2016 in Regional, Views: 29
Source: BBC
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