This briefing supports the Welfare Reform and Work Bill debate in the Lords (Monday 7th March 2016). It covers the final ‘Ping Pong’ debate. This is where the Bill ‘ping pongs’ between the Commons and Lords while they agree amendments.
It focuses on the cut to Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit by £30 a week for many new claimants from April 2017.
The DBC is opposed to the cut on account of the impact it will have a detrimental impact on disabled people’s finances, their health as well as ability to move towards work.
MPs have however voted the cut through and the briefing focuses on areas that Peers might want to push with the Minister.