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Scot Lib Dems: End ‘low blow’ of cuts to disability payments

October 30, 2017 4:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Responding to a new report from the Scottish Government on welfare which suggests that tens of thousands of Scots could lose access to disability benefits under new UK Government rules, Scottish Liberal Democrat equalities spokesperson Caron Lindsay said:

"This is a government sanctioned attack on the poor and disabled. The Tories' cuts are intended to discourage vulnerable people who claim benefits. This is repellent, unacceptable and irresponsible.

"These Conservative cuts to disability benefits have been damned by the UN and opposed by charities who warn of an increase in poverty and deprivation. The UK Government should scrap this low blow immediately.

"As new powers over social security are devolved to Scotland, the Scottish Government must set out clear plans for delivering a more humane system that treats people with dignity and ensures that vulnerable people get the support they need."