Merging Disability Benefits? – Disturbing Green Paper Published

Ministers are considering measures to cut rising spending on disability benefits, and the possibility of merging personal independence payment with universal credit, a new government green paper has revealed.

The health and disability green paper, Shaping Future Support, focuses on reforming personal independence payment (PIP), employment and support allowance (ESA) and the disability-related aspects of universal credit.

It was published just as MPs were about to start their long summer recess.

Use the link above to see the full report from the Disability News Service.

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