Pat’s Petition and supporters have always pointed out that disabled people, their carers and families are hit the hardest by every cut and change that this government makes.
The latest Welfare Uprating Bill is yet another example. Disabled people and their families often have no choice but to rely on benefits and George Osborne, in his assertion that their benefits would be protected, recognises this.
But he lied.
Employment Support Allowance is the main benefit for disabled people (alongside Disability Living Allowance), yet ESA will not be protected. ESA was not included in his list of protected benefits.
George Osborne lied.
We recommend reading this link for a clear explanation
Parliamentary business for Tuesday 8 January 2013
Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill – Second reading.
You can watch live here from 12.30 pm.
Those participating on twitter can use #WelfareBenefits and/or #UpratingsBill.