Thursday 9 March 2017 / 11:15 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

These statistics demonstrate the total failure of Tories’ punitive social security regime – Debbie Abrahams

Debbie
Abrahams MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary
, commenting on
the Social Security and Child Support tribunal statistics, said:

“These
statistics show that two thirds of contested PIP and ESA assessment decisions
are being overturned by the courts, demonstrating the total failure of the
Tories’ punitive social security regime.

“This
follows the news last week that the Government is ignoring a court ruling and
denying 160,000 disabled people the support they need.

 “We
cannot allow disabled people to bear the brunt of failing Tory austerity.
Labour will transform the social security system to ensure that, like the NHS,
it is there for us all in our time of need.”