ESA cuts to go ahead as Lords back down
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- Created: Tuesday, 08 March 2016 09:18
The BBC is reporting that the House of Lords is to back down from its opposition to government plans to cut £30 per week from the benefit of new claimants in the work-related activity group (WRAG) of employment and support allowance (ESA).
The Lords have overturned the proposals twice and sent them back to the Commons. But it appears that they have backed away from sending them back a third time, with the result that the cuts for new ESA claimants will go ahead as planned from April 2017.
The government has said that the changes will not affect current claimants.