Monday, 7 March 2011
Left Out In The Cold - Welfare Reform Briefings
Quite a few correspondents have asked where they can learn more about the Welfare Reform Bill, so here are a few pointers. The first piece of advice is to ignore any press releases and statements by the Department of Work and Pensions, which are deliberately misleading. The best source is this FullFact parliamentary briefing which will give an excellent grounding on the facts of welfare reform.
The second must-read source is this briefing which provides a deconstruction of the case for reform of Disability Living Allowance, an overview of the debate on the proposed Personal Independence Payment, and an examination of the welfare reform bill and disability,