Friday, March 18, 2016

Open letter to Julian Sturdy MP on the cuts in disability benefit

Dear Mr Sturdy,

As I am sure you know in the recent budget George Osborne has proposed reducing the amount of benefit available to people with disabilities.  This cut, amounting to £4.4 billion, will cause real hardship for a great many people already facing the burden of disabilities.  For many it will effectively imprison them within their own home, others will not be able work and many will have to choose between heating or food.

The budget showed that there is money available.  The raise in higher income tax rate threshold, for instance, will only affect the richest 15% of the population and the reduction in capital gains tax rates a similar proportion of the population.

I am therefore writing to ask you to press the chancellor to drop these iniquitous cuts, that would, inevitably, lead to the party being labelled “the nasty party” again.

Best wishes
Tom Franklin
4 Frazer Court
YO30 5FH
mobile: 07989 948 221

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