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DR UK comment on mini Budget

23 September 2022

Speaking about the Chancellor’s fiscal event, DR UK CEO Kamran Mallick said: “This was anything but a mini-Budget. But with all of the big announcements focussed on tax cuts and boosts for business, we were disappointed not to see an increase in benefits for those who cannot work much, or at all, due to disability.

“Changes to Universal Credit will increase pressure on those capable of work to work harder to boost their income. Those who cannot work and are dependent on benefits are in for a harsh, punitive winter.

“The Government’s levelling up agenda is now in the dustbin of history. The new Cabinet appears to have replaced it with a survival of the fittest agenda. The cost of living has massively outpaced income for many Disabled people. We have serious concerns that Disabled lives will be lost this winter.”

DR UK recently wrote to the Chancellor as part of the Civil Society Group. DR UK recently wrote to the Chancellor as part of the Civil Society Group. You can access a PDF of the letter on the DR UK website.