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Next UK Government must commit: no more cuts to disability benefits

A national coalition of more than 80 charities and organisations is urging the next UK Government to protect disability benefits from further cuts.
 
The Disability Benefits Consortium, of which the ALLIANCE is a member, has launched an open letter to Party Leaders highlighting that financial support is vital for the more than 13 million disabled people living in the UK, who spend on average £550 a month on costs related to their impairment or condition. 
 
The Disability Benefits Consortium is inviting people to back their call for Party Leaders to protect disability benefits should they form the Government after June’s General Election. 
 
They state that removing the threat of further cuts to financial support is crucial and will give disabled people the security and stability they need to live independent lives and take part in society.
 
As well as signing the Disability Benefits Consortium’s open letter, the ALLIANCE will be using its forthcoming General Election manifesto to urge prospective MPs to commit to protecting Personal Independence Payment and Employment and Support Allowance from further cuts over the next Westminster Parliamentary term.

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