This is what I get from it so far:
All benefits are going to be frozen for 4 years (which means will not be increased in line with inflation) BUT this will not affect Support Group ESA, DLA, PIP or those on the old Incapacity Benefit.
New claimants who are put in WRAG (Work Related Activities Group… that’s ESA group where you have to look for work) will be lowered to the rate of Job Seekers (that’s a big drop) but more funding will be put in to help them find work and will NOT affect people currently in that group.
So I think for most of us on here that’s good news.
The other good news is the introduction of a ‘living wage’… and small employers will not have to pay national insurance for the first 4 employees on living wage.
Think I’ve got that right!
Lots of other stuff but that’s the main disability benefits stuff.