Yesterday (Tuesday 12th December)
the House of Lords voted on whether a 50% cut to disabled
children's benefits should go ahead as part of the move towards
Universal Credit. Peers from across the house debated the amendment
put down by Ex -Paralympian Lady Tanni Grey-Thompson amongst
others. During the debates on
the Welfare Reform Bill, Peers from across the House of Lords voted
for an amendment to overturn the proposed 50% cut to disability
benefits. In the final count the amendment was overturned which
means the cuts are likely to go through.
In response the Every Disabled Child Matters campaign have
launched an action asking supporters to write to the Prime Minister
David Cameron expressing their concern that this cut is
likely to ahead.