News in the of this week's budget announcement has been dominated by the Government’s plans to make cuts to Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
We’ve been consistently speaking out about the devastating impact these changes could have on people with MS, and now we're calling for this issue to be urgently debated in Parliament.
We need MPs to call for an emergency debate on PIP. Let them know the impact these changes could have on people with disabilities who rely on vital welfare support.
>> Email your MP
The Disability Benefits Consortium, which we co-chair, is supporting our call.
Our Chief Executive, Michelle Mitchell OBE, said:
“The changes to PIP will have a devastating impact on the lives of thousands of disabled people. News over the last week has demonstrated the strength of feeling against removing and restricting essential disability benefits. The Government would do well to listen, rethink and reverse its plans.
“Due to the widespread concern we, alongside more than 60 organisations as part of the Disability Benefits Consortium, believe there should be a full and thorough discussion about changes to PIP in Parliament and we urge the Government to hold an emergency debate. This would go some way to demonstrate that the Government is genuinely open to listening to views on this issue .”
Let your MP know the impact these changes could have on people with disabilities who rely on vital welfare support.
>> Please email your MP today
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