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Bermondsey MP celebrates success over government assessments campaign

Bermondsey and Old Southwark MP Neil Coyle has won a campaign to stop the Government’s “repeat assessments” for ill people receiving Employment and Support Allowance.

MP Neil has been campaigning to put an end to the assessments for years, since he ran a charity called Disability Alliance – which raised the issue from 2010 and submitted formal evidence in 2012.

He said: “The Coalition didn’t listen to disabled people despite the damage done to their lives, to their families and the chronic waste of public money reassessing people whose health condition would not improve.

“I do not buy that this is a softening of Government policy on cuts to disabled people.

“If this was genuine, the Department for Work and Pensions would not also be axing vital help for people with learning disabilities and other complex conditions in supported homes.

“The Government is consulting now on slashing crucial help for thousands of disabled people in supported accommodation and must scrap these damaging plans too.”

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