‘No further plans’ does NOT mean ‘no further cuts’

Isn’t it wonderful? The UK’s new Work and Pensions Secretary, Stephen Crabb, stood up in parliament and said that the government will not be going ahead with changes to the Personal Independence Payment (PIP). So, that’s all right then. We can all relax, campaigns can stop. The government has seen the error of its ways. … Continue reading ‘No further plans’ does NOT mean ‘no further cuts’

Don’t be fooled by government’s callous weasel words – disability benefits cuts are still planned

Mystery still surrounds the fate of the threatened cuts to the UK’s Personal Independence Payment paid to people with disabilities. including Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, blindness and mental illnesses. Just look at the timetable: March 11, Justin Tomlinson, Disabilities Minister in the Department of Work and Pensions, officially announced plans to make changes, to make … Continue reading Don’t be fooled by government’s callous weasel words – disability benefits cuts are still planned

Government wages ‘disability war’ on benefit claims

  For those of you outside the UK, as I am now, it must be difficult to understand what is happening there with government policies seeming to be continually targeting disabled people including those with multiple sclerosis and all other physical and mental disabilities. Well, it’s true. It is easy enough to find news stories … Continue reading Government wages ‘disability war’ on benefit claims