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DR UK comments on the Spring Statement

13 March 2018

Sue Bott, deputy chief executive of Disability Rights UK said:

“Despite the positive outlook portrayed by the chancellor we remain concerned that disabled people are being left behind.

“His emphasis on ‘talent and hard work’ is blunted by the reality of disabled people’s experience of finding and keeping jobs.

“Once again the opportunity to pick up the challenges in health and social care services, which are seriously impacting on the lives of disabled people, remains ignored.

“In the meantime, forthcoming changes to the benefits system will hit disabled people hardest – we need a system which doesn’t drive more disabled people into poverty.”

Spring Statement 2018: what you need to know

For further information on welfare rights, education issues and social care you will find our factsheets/guides here or for more detailed information you can order a copy of the Disability Rights Handbook from our shop