PIP assessments to be reduced

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The government has disclosed 100 prompt pledges to improve the lives and opportunities of disabled people in an ardent £1.6 billion approach to future reform.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment criteria , along with other benefits such as Universal Credit and Employment Support Allowance (ESA), are potentially on the verge of being upturned after the UK Government produced details on the new National Disability Strategy.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “Just as our talented Paralympians are set to take the stage in Tokyo next month, at home we are utilising that same ambition and spirit, to build a better and fairer life for all disabled people living in the UK.”

He continued: “Our new National Disability Strategy is a clear plan – from giving differently abled people the best start in school to unlocking equal job opportunities, this strategy sets us on a path to boost their everyday lives.”

Work and Pensions Secretary of State, Thérèse Coffey, added: “The result of a miraculous endeavour across UK Government, this national strategy will help level up opportunity and improve the everyday experience of disabled people, whether that is at home; travelling on public transport; using the local high street or going online; enjoying culture, the arts or the great outdoors; and exercising civic roles like jury service and voting.