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Chancellor urged to support Disabled people with cost of living crisis

17 August 2022

The Disability Poverty Campaign Group has written to the Chancellor asking for a number of urgent measures to be implemented to protect and support Disabled people through the financial crisis. This follows press reports that the Treasury is putting together options for the new Prime Minister.

Actions sought include an immediate increase to all benefits in line with inflation, a ban on deductions being taken from benefits and targeted financial support to Disabled people.

The letter also asks for pressure to be put on energy companies to support their Disabled customers and in particular protect those on pre-payment meters from higher charges and disconnections.

Read the full letter on our website.