Sense Responds To House Of Lords Vote In Favour Of Lord Low’s ESA Cuts Amendment Calling For Delay Until Full Impact Assessment Carried Out
A press release:
House of Lords votes 289-219 in favour of Lord Low’s ESA cuts amendment calling for delay until full impact assessment carried out
Sense, the national deafblind charity, responds
29 February 2016 (London, UK) – Richard Kramer, the Deputy CEO of the national deafblind charity, Sense, said:
“The Lords have voted in support of Lord Low’s amendment for the Government to do further impact assessment before bringing in the £30 a week cut to ESA. We support Lord Low’s amendment and call on the government to act on it. We think Government needs to understand the possible impact of cutting ESA on disabled people before committing to a cut.
We must focus on dismantling the real barriers preventing them from finding a job, such as negative attitudes from employers, failure to make reasonable adjustments in the workplace, inaccessible transport and ineffective back to work support programmes which are continuing to fail in helping disabled people find and keep work.”