Kate Hollern MP

Working Hard for Blackburn

Kate Hollern glad cuts to PIP abandoned

One of most controversial aspects of George Osborne's budgets were his proposed cuts the Personal Independence Payment. After significant the pressure from the Labour Party, the proposed cuts have been abandoned. 

Responding, Kate Hollern MP remarked;

"One of the major fallouts from the Chancellor's budget has been his proposed cruel cuts to the Personal Independence Payment, to the tune of £4.4bn of the course of the parliament.

Days after the budget we learned that cuts to the Personal Independence Payment had been 'kicked into the long grass', however I'm glad that it sounds as though they've now been kicked off the agenda entirely.

Only this Tory government could come up with an idea - that sees money disabled people use to live independently cut significantly - and thinks it's fair and not cruel. 

This cruel and uncivilised policy should never have made it out of the most preliminary budget discussion, never mind making it into the budget itself."

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