The Hardest Hit report: ‘The Tipping Point’

This report, published October 2012 by the ‘Hardest Hit’ coalition reveals disabled people now find themselves at a “tipping point”. Many disabled people feel that they are living on the edge, and that the loss of even a small amount of income could tip their already complex lives into greater dependence and insecurity.

Disabled people have experienced a massive drop in income of £500million since the Emergency Budget of 2010. Recent reports have shown that cuts range from £200 to £2,065 for typical disabled households just in the past year. The latest estimates suggest disabled people will experience £9bn cuts over the lifetime of this Parliament; half the total cuts being taken from the welfare budget.

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