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‘U-turn’, ‘Fiasco’, ‘Chaos’ – Personal Independence Payment (PIP) has been back in the news at the start of 2018 and the headlines don’t make good reading for the government. Back in March 2017, the government changed the eligibility criteria for the mobility component of PIP to exclude claimants experiencing ‘psychological distress’ from receiving the enhanced rate of the benefit. However, the High Court found that the government’s amendments ‘were blatantly discriminatory against those with mental health impairments and cannot be objectively justified, and concluded that ‘the wish to save nearly £1 billion a year at the expense of those with mental health impairments is […]
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More than a third of Government spending goes on welfare, with the aim of making life easier for people up and down the country who would otherwise struggle. This bill, which amounts to more than £250 billion, is a constant source of political debate. Personal Independence Payment is a new addition. The largest part of the pot actually goes on pensions but, in recent years, the Government has focused on trying to reform the system with a view to encouraging people as many people into work as possible and prioritising payments to those who need them most. That has resulted in […]
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