Budget: Social security cap will be ‘disastrous’

Government plans to cap the annual amount spent on social security – including key disability benefits – have been criticised by disabled campaigners.

The Conservative chancellor, George Osborne, announced in this week’s budget that the spending cap would be set at £119.5 billion in 2015-16, and would then rise with inflation to reach an expected £126.7 billion in 2018-19.

read the rest of this article by John Pring on the Welfare News Service (21st March 2013) here: http://disabilitynewsservice.com/2014/03/budget-social-security-cap-will-be-disastrous/


3 thoughts on “Budget: Social security cap will be ‘disastrous’

  1. From the article by the Welfare News service.

    “In future, any government that wants to spend more on benefits will have to be honest with the public about the costs, need the approval of parliament”, says the leader of a government that has ignored the approval of parliament several times, simply carrying on and doing whatever they want.

    As for ” there will have to be a Commons debate and vote, led by the work and pensions secretary”, what would be the point if IDS was still around. He’s the worst of the whole bunch when it comes to ignoring people, especially PACs.

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