Theresa May refuses to rule out further disability benefits cuts :

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‘I know there are some issues that people continue to raise about assessments that are made on those payments’

Theresa May has refused to rule out making further cuts to disability benefits in the next Parliament if the Conservatives are returned to government.

Asked by The Independent at a campaign event in Mansfield whether she would rule out any further cuts to support, the Prime Minister avoided giving a direct answer.

“If you look at what we’ve been doing on disability benefits, what we have done is look at focusing disability benefit payments on those who are most in need. In fact we are spending more on disability benefit payments than has been done by any government in the past,” she replied.

“We have changed the way that disability benefits have been paid and I know there are some issues that people continue to raise about assessments that are made…

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