Duncan Smith told to start again on carers’ benefits after discrimination ruling

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IAIN Duncan Smith is being called upon by the SNP to “go back to the drawing board and start again” after a court ruling, which found that including the allowance given to carers in the UK Government’s benefit cap discriminated indirectly against disabled people.

Eilidh Whiteford, the Nationalists’ social justice and welfare spokeswoman at Westminster, has written to the Work and Pensions Secretary, demanding action and wanting to know whether or not the UK Government will now recompense those carers, who have lost out unlawfully as a consequence of the benefit cap.

Last month, the High Court in London found the Government had discriminated against disabled people when it failed to exempt some unpaid carers from the benefit cap.

Carers can claim around £60 a week for caring for relatives but these claims can be included in the £500 a week or £26,000 a year benefits cap. The court found this indirectly discriminated against disabled people.

Source: Duncan Smith told to start again on carers’ benefits after discrimination ruling

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6 thoughts on “Duncan Smith told to start again on carers’ benefits after discrimination ruling

  1. Jeffery Davies

    Well we know he’s not for turning but follow the law well he’s shown he’s above that I wonder will a change of law allow him to progress

  2. Sal

    I’m quite surprised. Even for this government, such a level of incompetence and arrogant ignoring of advice should lead to dismissal.

  3. Nick

    he is just like Donald trump he has a bad hate thing going with the sick and disabled and yet like Donald trump he gets to be able to speak and cause much harm to people

    they are a good match these 2 conservatives that’s for sure

  4. michael andrew

    He is a disgusting arrogant toff,forever putting down the sick,the poor and the jobless,in my opinion,he should be brought before a court,and made to answer to all the deaths,he has helped to cause.Also captain Cameron,and his corporal Osborne,also do osborne for his latest tax avoidance scam

  5. mrmarcpc

    Have a photo of him when he was last on QT, he’ll never be on it again as long as he’s in power because he hasn’t the balls to face the public because he knows they’ll rip him to shreds! Time to be called on this nazi scumbag and kicked to the weeds where he belongs!

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