Browsing: Benefits and Poverty

Benefits and Poverty Motability logo beside an open car door

More than half of those disabled people previously eligible for the Motability vehicle scheme have lost that eligibility after being reassessed for the government’s new disability benefit, according to a freedom of information response. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) figures show fewer than half (about 126,000) of the 254,000 people previously receiving
Benefits and Poverty Penny Mordaunt, Baroness Brinton and Kate Green sitting together in front of a stage

The Conservatives have refused to comment on an apparently misleading public pledge by the minister for disabled people that another Tory government would “dismantle” the work capability assessment. Penny Mordaunt was speaking at a disability hustings event in Westminster that was organised by the Disability Charities Consortium, the Disability Benefits Consortium and the Care
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