Tory ministers have refused a watchdog’s call to delay part of their “nasty” disability benefit shake-up.

The Social Security Advisory Committee had asked the government to consult further over a law that stops 165,000 people getting higher Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

But replying after the law took force today, disabilities minister Penny Mordaunt said: “We still believe that the decision we made was correct and have no plans to consult.”

Source: Tory ministers refuse watchdog’s call to delay part of their ‘nasty’ disability benefit changes

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