April 2016 Government U Turn on Cuts to PIP

The government has confirmed that it will not proceed with its proposed cuts to personal independence payment.

Earlier last month it had been announced that there would be a reduction in the number of assessment points awarded for needing to use an aid or appliance to carry out two of the daily living activities assessed. This was to take effect for new cases and re-assessments from January 2017.


However the new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Stephen Crabb said that this change to PIP that had been put forward would not now proceed.

The changes were expected to affect 640,000 people by 2020/2021 and reduce growth in spending by more than £1 billion.

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