BREAKING: Stephen Crabb MP Statement On PIP Cuts
As I type, Stephen Crabb MP is making a statement in the House of Commons.
On the proposed PIP cuts, he said:
“Personal Independence Payments were introduced to be a more modern and dynamic benefit to help cover the extra costs faced by disabled people, something its predecessor benefit DLA didn’t do. PIP is designed to focus support on those with the greatest need.”
And he said this works- 22% PIP claimants getting highest level of support compared to 16% DLA claimants.
“Before Christmas the Government held a consultation on how part of the PIP assessment works in relation to aids and appliances. As the Prime Minister indicated on Friday, I can tell the House that we will not be going ahead with the changes to PIP that had been put forward.”
“Behind every statistic there is a human being.”
“We have no further plans to make welfare savings” beyond those approved by Parliament two weeks ago.