We were really pleased to hear on 21 March that the government has chosen not to proceed with any of the proposed changes to PIP. On top of this, Stephen Crabb MP told Parliament, that ‘we have no further plans to make welfare savings’. Find out more about the announcement.
We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that on 11 March, the Department for Work and Pensions confirmed that PIP eligibility for people with sight loss will not be affected by their recent consultation. This is fantastic news, thank you so much to everyone who took action on the campaign.
On 29 February, the Welfare Reform and Work Bill went back to the House of Lords. Unfortunately MPs rejected the further changes to the Bill made by the Lords on 2 March and the Lords have voted to accept this.
On Tuesday evening MPs narrowly voted to ignore the House of Lords and put the proposed cut to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) back into the Welfare Reform and Work Bill. This disagreement means that the Bill will be sent back to the House of Lords, a process known as Ping Pong during which both Houses try to find a way forward on which they can agree. It also means that our campaigning continues!
The House of Lords has voted against a proposed cut to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) following intensive lobbying by RNIB campaigners.