Summer budget 2015

Yesterday in the summer budget, the Chancellor George Osborne stated that disability benefits will not be taxed or means tested.

You can read our press release welcoming this announcement here: http://www.litrg.org.uk/News/2015/080715_no_tax_on_disability_benefits

However, it was not all good news. 

From April 2017 for example, new claimants of Employment and Support Allowance who are placed in the Work-Related Activity Group will receive the same rate of benefit as those claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance – essentially a 30% cut. 

You can read Disability Rights UK’s response to the proposals here:

http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/news/2015/july/dr-uk-response-summer-budget

(09-07-2015)