No cuts for disability benefits
There had been fears that DLA and PIP would be made subject to income tax or frozen in today’s budget. Happily, neither of those things happened.
However, we won’t be certain that no changes to PIP qualifying criteria are being made until we see tomorrow’s ‘Welfare Reform and Work Bill’.
ESA uprating freeze
The support component of ESA will not be frozen from April 2016.
But the ESA basic allowance of £73.10 (for people aged 25 and over) and the work-related activity component of £29.05 will both be…
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