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Leaked document outlines plans for changes to sickness and disability related benefits based on budget savings

What: The document, obtained by Channel 4 News, states that “it is likely that a high proportion of the necessary savings will have to come from benefits paid to sick and disabled people”.

Why significant: Indicates that budget savings are the motivation for welfare reform and suggests that the impact on claimants was not being considered.


Retrenching Incapacity Benefit: Employment Support Allowance and Paid Work