The House of Lords has voted against a proposed cut to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) following intensive lobbying by RNIB campaigners.
As part of the Disability Benefits Consortium, of which we are a member, we held a successful lobby of Parliament on 13 January 2016 on the proposed cuts to support for new Employment and Support Allowance claimants in the Work Related Activity Group.
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Earlier this month, a group of independent Crossbench peers carried out a parliamentary review looking at the Government's proposal to reduce Employment and Support Allowance payment rates for new claimants placed in the Work-Related Activity Group by £30.
If you’re unable to work due to illness or a disability, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) offers you financial support and personalised help so that you can work if, at some future stage, you’re able to. The Welfare Reform and Work Bill aims to reduce, by nearly £30 per week, the amount of income new ESA claimants in the Work-Related Activity Group (WRAG) will receive from April 2017.