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Benefits and Poverty Outside view of the Houses of Parliament

The government has abandoned plans to tighten eligibility for its new disability benefit, but has refused to reconsider cuts to out-of-work disability benefits that were approved by parliament earlier this month. The announcement that the government was withdrawing plans to cut spending on personal independence payment (PIP) – which would have affected 370, 000
Benefits and Poverty A wheelchair-user at a protest holding a placard saying 'You Can't Cut This'

Campaigners say the government’s decision to enforce a freeze on working-age benefits from April – even though older people will see their pensions increase by 2.9 per cent – will further entrench disability poverty. The annual “uprating” of working-age benefit rates were decided last October, and are based on the CPI (consumer price index)
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