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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 AvatarTCO 19th Apr - 11:14pm
    @Philip Thomas if the state deems education is compulsory then it should fund education. Post 18 education is not compulsory and the individual gets a...
  • User AvatarDavid Allen 19th Apr - 11:10pm
    The biggest political story today is of course about carnage off the coast of Europe. A big campaigning issue, then?
  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 19th Apr - 10:56pm
    TCO. Really? Lack of primary school education wouldn't damage an individual's chances in life at all, then?
  • User AvatarTCO 19th Apr - 10:20pm
    @Bolano but post 18 the benefits to the individual are far greater.
  • User AvatarJonathan Pile 19th Apr - 10:18pm
    Good luck Charles such a pity your leadership was brought down and our wing of the party did not better cover from the Cleggites. Looking...
  • User AvatarPeter Watson 19th Apr - 9:55pm
    @Liberal Al "My very unfair jab was not actually targeted at people from Surrey (or even the South East) in general, but at a particular...
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