Has anybody delved into the proposed changes in the Welfare Reform Bill in relation to changing DLA to Personal Indepedence Payments and changes to ESA as part of the new 'Universal Credit' regime?.

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/newsroom/press...0-061210.shtml

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/dla-refor...-exec-summ.pdf

They wish to make the system fairer with more objective assessment, usually meaning harder to get and reduced payments to save some cash... or am just being cynical . But then again I saw what happened in the 90's when they changed the old sickness / invalidity benefit.....

I'm aware of amendments to care provision and don't want to stray across into that, but this appears to be another potential erosion into support for those most in need.