This briefing provides advice for Parliamentarians on the Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017.
The Commission has strong concerns about the impact of the Regulations on people with mental health conditions. Our position is that the Regulations should be revoked because:
- They undermine the support needed by people with mental health conditions which allows them to participate fully in society, and therefore may not meet the UK Government’s obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD),
- it is unclear that the Government has satisfactorily complied with its obligation under the Equality Act 2010 to have due regard to the need to advance equality of opportunity in making the Regulations, and
- the UK Government should assess the cumulative impact of its social security reforms on disabled people, including these changes to PIP, and should make future changes in the light of its assessment.
Download the full briefing on Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, House of Commons, 19 April (Word)
Last updated: 18 Apr 2017