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Tanni Grey-Thompson inquiry: Disabled people 'worse off' under plan

Up to 500,000 disabled people and their families, including children and disabled adults living on their own, will be worse off under Universal Credit if current plans go ahead.

That is according to an inquiry led by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.

In the inquiry report released on Wednesday it is claimed 100,000 families with disabled children stand to lose up to £28 a week and 116,000 disabled people who work will be at risk of losing up to £40 per week.

Wales currently has the highest percentage of disability related benefit claimants in the UK.

Anita Davies, who is registered blind and has two disabled children, spoke to Oliver Hides on BBC Radio Wales' Good Morning Wales programme.

  • 17 Oct 2012