I ain't sure if any of you are aware but the Welfare Reform Bill is passing through the House of Lords at the moment. I wasn't aware of this but the government were planning on scrappijng the contributory element of ESA on disabled children who will never be able to work.
The Coalition has just suffered three, yes THREE, defeats so far inthe House of Lords reading of the Welfare Reform Bill. These are:
1) They have scrapped the plan of not allowing any disabled children being able to claim Contributory ESA.
2) They have stopped the goverment from scrapping the Contributory element for people who are receiving treatemnt for cancer.
3) This is the really BIG one that will affect a lot of MS'ers on here, especially those who have working spouse. The time limit of Contributory ESA has been increased from one year to two years!