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Budget reveals plans to slash spending on disability living allowance through a new assessment process.

What: In his emergency budget, chancellor George Osborne announces plans to clamp down spending on disability living allowance, the benefit which contributes towards the extra costs faced by disabled people, through a new assessment process, which will be applied to new and existing claimants.

Why significant: This is the coalition’s first step towards the introduction of personal independence payment, which – like the ESA reforms – will have a huge impact on disabled people’s well-being through an assessment process that proves to be harmful.


'Financial Statement Volume 512', 2010