Scope responds to £4bn additional welfare cuts
10 September 2010Richard Hawkes, chief executive of disability charity Scope, said:
“The Government continues to announce cuts to the welfare bill before it has even carried out its own impact assessment. How can we be confident that disabled people who are unable to work will continue to receive the ‘protection’ they need, without seeing this evidence?
"Only by fully understanding the consequences of their actions will the Government be able to ensure that these cuts will not further penalise disabled people. Being disabled is not a lifestyle choice and we want the Government to fully understand the consequences of any action it takes.”