Disabled people to lose £29 a week as abolition of the ESA WRAG comes into effect

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The changes to the Employment Support Allowance that will cost unemployed disabled people in the 'Work Related Activity Group' £29 a week take effect today.

Under the reforms coming in today new claimants deemed unfit for work will receive £73.10 per week, the same as Jobseekers Allowance (JSA), and £29.05 less than is currently the case. As a result, the Work and Pensions Committee is publishing the Government's response to its inquiry on the Disability employment gap. Heidi Allen Conservative MP for South Cambridgeshire and member of the committee said: "Both in evidence to the Committee and in the Commons, repeated assurances were given that...

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