Further cuts to disability and sickness benefits are in the pipeline, the Work and Pensions Secretary has signalled. Stephen Crabb said he wanted to go further than the £12 billion welfare cuts set out in the Conservative manifesto and “re-frame discussion” around disability welfare reform. The surprise announcement comes just under two months since Mr Crabb said the Government had “no further plans” for welfare cuts. Mr Crabb, who replaced Iain Duncan Smith in the role in March, said he would set out a green paper on further proposed changes to disability benefits later this year. “The measures that have either already been legislated for or announced get us to the £12 billion ,” he said. “Does that mean welfare reform comes to an end? I would say no. I’ve already pointed to what I see as one of the big challenges of welfare reform – and that’s around work and health.” Mr Crabb told MPs on Work and Pensions Select Committee that he would deploy “smart strategies” for cutting

Source: Further disability benefit cuts on the way, new DWP secretary Stephen Crabb signals | DisabledGo News and Blog

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