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Secret Tory Plans To Slash Sickness Benefits Revealed

Secret Tory plans to slash sickness benefits for people unable to work have been leaked in a document, it has been reported today.

Tory ministers are considering slashing Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) for claimants in the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG) by as much as £30 a week, affecting thousands of sick and disabled people.

The move would see the value of ESA for this group of jobseekers falling from £102.15 a week to the same level as Jobseeker’s Allowance – £73.10 a week for jobseekers over the age of 25.

Work Capability Assessments (WCA) would also be overhauled and renamed “Employment Capability Assessments”, to “focus attention on work seeking, not benefit seeking”, reports the Daily Mirror.

Full story :  http://northstar.boards.net/thread/168/secret-plans-sickness-benefits-revealed

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