Employment and Support Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 1st February 2016.

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Photo of Heidi Allen Heidi Allen Conservative, South Cambridgeshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of proposed changes to the employment and support allowance work-related activity group on claimants.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

The Government set out its assessment of the impacts of the welfare policies in the Bill on 20th July last year.

We are committed to transforming people’s lives by supporting more disabled people into work. We have increased funding for support for those with health conditions and disabilities by almost 15% and are bringing in a new Work and Health Programme.

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