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Universal Credit: Charities' disability benefits warning

Up to half a million disabled people and their families could lose out under the government's proposed Universal Credit, according to a new report led by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.

The Children's Society, Citizens Advice and Disability Rights UK say 100,000 households with children could have incomes reduced by up to £28 a week. They are urging ministers to reconsider their plans.

But the government called the report "highly selective" and said no-one would lose out.

Michael Buchanan reports.

  • 17 Oct 2012
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