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Politics George Osborne delivering his budget speech
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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
Independent Living Three wheelchair-users sit in the rain in front of a fence,
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A government department has refused again to provide any details that would clarify vital disability-related announcements made by George Osborne in last week’s spending review. For the second week running, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has been unable to explain exactly what the chancellor meant when he announced funding for new
Activism and Campaigning Balls2TheBudget banner across Westminster Bridge
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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
Politics Protester in wheelchair holding sign saying 'The needy, paying for the sins of the greedy'
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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