Far be it from me –

Shock Election Result The Worst One For Claimants

on May 8, 2015

Same Difference

With many thanks to Benefits And Work.

The news that, in defiance of all the polls and predictions, the Conservatives have won a majority is the worst possible news for claimants. It means that even the slender hope of the Lib Dems forcing the Tories to back down from their £12 billion in benefits cuts has now gone and the future is looking bleak.

Where the cuts will be made, we don’t yet know. And, if Iain Duncan Smith is to be believed, neither does anyone else. We will have to wait for the results of a government spending review to find out who will be hit.

But the Conservative victory means that the roll-out of personal independence payment will continue, with the transfer of lifetime or indefinite claims due to begin in October of this year.

The bedroom tax will continue unabated.

Nor is there likely to be any…

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