Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Tory And SNP MPs Demand Benefit Cut Debate

Some Conservative MPs are to join the SNP in demanding a debate on postponing disability benefit cuts. They will jointly call for a debate on plans to cut Employment and Support Allowance payments for sick and disabled people by £29 a week. One MP said there could be an attempt to force the government to concede at next year's Budget. The DWP said savings would be reinvested in a new package of support. Ministers announced draft plans for extra support for people affected by the cut - known as the work-related activity group - but worried Conservatives say they will not be content unless staff and funding is promised to help sick and disabled people. Read more on the BBC website.

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