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Amber Rudd's speech on welfare benefit reforms, what does it mean?

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Amber Rudd’s speech on welfare benefit reforms, what does it mean?

James Taylor, Head of Policy, Campaigns & Public Affairs at Scope | 5 March 2019

Today, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions made a speech on disability and the welfare system with the intention of “changing the landscape for disabled people in Britain”.

Last week we published new research which showed disabled people face a startling inequality in living standards, driven by the excessive payments many end up making for essential goods and services. Disabled people tell us everyday about the challenges they face as a result of the welfare system not working in their favour, of the excessive costs they have to make for everyday essentials, and the host of barriers of getting into and staying in work. Read more