Employment and Support Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 20th January 2017.

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Photo of Neil Gray Neil Gray Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Fair Work and Employment)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what evidential basis he took into account in making recent changes to financial support for disabled people new to the employment and support allowance work-related activity group.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

It’s our duty to make sure that this group is supported not just financially but also to fulfil their potential. That is why we have put in place a new employment support package of £330m over 4 years which was developed together with stakeholders to help disabled people to move closer to the labour market.

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