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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 06:29 AM
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Ministers announce U-turn on mobility benefit cut
Controversial plans to axe some benefit payments to disabled people living in care homes are being dropped.

The government had planned to axe the "mobility" part of Disability Living Allowance - worth 51-a-week and currently paid to up to 80,000 people.

Disability charity Scope had condemned the move as "callous" and said it would leave people prisoners in their homes.

Work and Pensions Minister Maria Miller confirmed in a written statement to MPs that the plan will not now go ahead.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15977291
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 12:21 PM
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1. One bit of good news! That proposal was truly criminal.
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