Tag: benefits

Spartacus report unmasks PIP hidden agenda

As the Government’s migration of disabled people from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with Personal Independence Payments (PIP) picks up pace, Ruth Patrick talks to members of the network which is determined to reveal Department for Work and Pensions’ hidden intentions. Replacing DLA to PIP was always about saving money. While it has been presented as … Continue reading Spartacus report unmasks PIP hidden agenda

PIP migration: has the Government lost the plot?

Now that the Government has come clean that its motivation for moving people on to Personal Independence Payments is getting the benefits bill down, Peter White says it has forgotten the day-to-day extra costs disabled people face. Is Britain broke or not? One minute we're being told to pull up the drawbridge, pull in our horns; … Continue reading PIP migration: has the Government lost the plot?

DLA to PIP migration and the great Osborne sell-out

DLA to PIP migration and the great Osborne sell-out

2016 is likely to be the year when large numbers of disabled people are moved off Disability Living Allowance and on to Personal Independence Payments. But, says Ian Macrae, hidden cuts are being made to serve a darker agenda. Former Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer Denis Healey is serially misquoted as having said that his … Continue reading DLA to PIP migration and the great Osborne sell-out

Osborne budget disables us further

Osborne budget disables us further

The Chancellor may not have done some of the things people feared in relation to disability benefits, but, says Professor Peter Beresford, his measures are likely to disadvantage us further Whether disabled people have jobs or not, the Conservative budget compounds the difficulties now facing them. While the political rhetoric is of moving disabled people … Continue reading Osborne budget disables us further