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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 AvatarStuart 31st Mar - 6:55pm
    @Tabman I can appreciate why you might want to see it that way. All I can say is that it's of no importance to me...
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    I would prefer to support my MP, and have, than support the central party. At least he has shown a degree of independence.
  • User AvatarStuart 31st Mar - 6:46pm
    @Alex Sabine Sorry to others for responding to such an off-topic post... but whenever I read some wise-after-the-event analysis of Gordon Brown's "imprudence", I feel...
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    Stuart. You have self-identified as a Labour voter. I think the "problem" with the rose garden is that it showed that some conservatives could be...
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    @ Philip Thomas I think the problem is that tactical voting for Lib Dems may well have max'd out at the last election. This time...
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    I've never heard of Joey Essex. Please don't enlighten me.
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