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Benefits and Poverty
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Two senior Liberal Democrat ministers have refused to criticise the Conservative chancellor for misleading voters about how he would protect disabled people from his planned benefits freeze. Both Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury, and Steve Webb, the pensions minister, refused to condemn last week’s announcement by George Osborne. Alexander and Osborne have
Benefits and Poverty
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A Liberal Democrat government would aim to reduce the stress caused to disabled people by multiple assessments, ensure ministers stop talking up the issue of benefit fraud, and provide more personalised, locally-based employment support. The party wants local authorities to be given a bigger role in delivering back-to-work support, which should make it easier
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