Disabled campaigners have criticised the chancellor’s failure to provide any money in the budget to solve the social care funding crisis, despite a warning from the UN. Although Philip Hammond announced some extra funding for the NHS, there was no mention of social care in his budget speech, or in the main budget report.
More than £2 billion in extra money for social care over the next three years – announced by the chancellor in yesterday’s budget – is “meaningless” when set against the scale of the funding crisis, disabled campaigners have warned. The spring budget contained few significant announcements on key issues of concern for disabled people,
This week’s budget – which confirmed cuts of more than £1 billion a year to disabled people’s support, while awarding huge giveaways to high earners – has sparked almost universal anger among disabled people. The chancellor, George Osborne, said in his budget speech that the changes to the eligibility criteria of personal independence payment
A leading researcher and writer has called on disabled people and their organisations to build alliances with other groups hit by the “dysfunctional, unhealthy” economy. Jenny Morris, who helped write the Labour government’s Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People white paper, also said that disabled people should expose the “huge gap” between politicians’
Disabled activists halted traffic around Westminster three times in a protest against further government austerity measures, just as Tory chancellor George Osborne was delivering a budget that will slash billions of pounds from disabled people’s support. The #Balls2TheBudget protests began in Whitehall shortly before 11am yesterday (Wednesday) with activists from Disabled People Against Cuts
Disabled people and their organisations have branded this week’s budget misguided and cruel, and say it will drag many more disabled people into poverty. Their chief target was the chancellor’s decision to remove – from April 2017 – the extra financial support given to new claimants in the work-related activity group (WRAG) of employment
The government is to slash financial support for hundreds of thousands of disabled people on out-of-work benefits, as part of measures that will cut £13 billion-a-year from the social security budget by 2020-21. The chancellor, George Osborne (pictured), announced in yesterday’s budget that he was scrapping the extra support provided to disabled people found
Leading disabled figures have warned that the chancellor’s “ominous” failure to mention disability or social care in this week’s budget could be a sign that he plans to target disabled people’s support and services for fresh cuts. George Osborne promised £12 billion-a-year in further cuts from the welfare budget, and £13 billion in other