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Replace ESA with Basic Income Plus

On 23rd February the Commons will debate Welfare Reform and the Work Bill 2015-16, after the Lords rejected the Government's plan to further slash the incomes of 0.5 million disabled people receiving the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) by about £1,500 per year.

Dr Simon Duffy writes in his blog for Huffington Post UK:

"The ESA system is flawed on so many levels. But perhaps its most fundamental flaw is that it has given new life to an old evil - the distinction between the deserving and the undeserving poor."

Read his blog at: 


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