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Baroness Thomas writes… Getting Personal Independence Payments right

This afternoon the Department of Work and Pensions announces a significant change on the new Personal Independent Payments following significant Lib Dem pressure. Celia Thomas, the Lib Dem peer who has campaigned tirelessly on the issue, explains why it’s a major win.

Getting the rules governing Personal Independence Payments right is vital. The new benefit, which will begin to replace Disability Living Allowance later this year, will have a huge effect on disabled people up and down the country.

I’m broadly in favour of the change to PIP, which seeks to clarify the eligibility of disabled people to this benefit, the purpose …

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  • User AvatarSesenco 23rd Nov - 3:19pm
    If the information given in this post is correct, the following should be done. (1) Cornwall Council should dismiss Mr Kerr and the officer(s) who...
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 23rd Nov - 3:19pm
    Stephen, ... and in the links at the bottom of the article.
  • User AvatarNigel Cheeseman 23rd Nov - 3:17pm
    Thank you, Tony, for your input. Although my family rely substantially on benefits, they are administered by HMRC rather than DWP, so my views on...
  • User AvatarRichard 23rd Nov - 3:13pm
    In recent months we have not shown ourselves to be masters of due process in this regard. Now there is a chance to get it...
  • User AvatarStephen Tall 23rd Nov - 3:09pm
    (Thanks, David, typo already corrected.)
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 23rd Nov - 3:00pm
    Stephen, It's Alex Folkes and he is "A Lanson boy, " a derivation from Launceston where he is councillor. And I support him totally. David