Secret DWP proposal to scrap ESA ‘substantial risk’ rules ‘would breach right to life’

Benefit tales

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has proposed scrapping two benefit regulations that offer vital protection to disabled people facing the controversial “fitness for work” test.

In response to a freedom of information request, DWP has sent Disability News Service (DNS) a document titled Appeals Strategy – Post Election Planning, which was drawn up by civil servants just before last year’s general election.

The document lays out 11 policies that could be considered by ministers if the Conservatives won the 2015 election.

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