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2021 Budget

woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,534 Disability Gamechanger
It's the budget on Wednesday, what do you think he will do?  what would you like him to do?  How could he help disabled people more?

I think he will extend the extra £20 per week for UC.

I would like him to add ESA claimants to the £20 a week.

As for helping disabled people more I'm not sure we will be on his list of things to do, but you never know.
"Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,205 Disability Gamechanger
    I tend to agree dont think there will even be a mention of disability benefits

    I'm not too sure they will even keep the UC uplift and think it was there to try and get people over to UC rather than esa 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    I don't think disability will get a look in even  with the campaigning  that people have been doing we can all but help 

    I will be surprised if they keep the extra  20.00 on uc there will be the normal rise as we have every year 

    I hope they remember the employed people  and the people who have worked through the pandemic risking their own lives  sll wages should be brought up to living wage 

    We will have to see whst happens 
  • Crumbled72Crumbled72 Member Posts: 42 Courageous
    Every time someone mentions the “extra £20”, I’m not sure if we even get it.. I suppose not, since we’re both on PIP, UC and CA...
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  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,446 Disability Gamechanger
    I can't see anything positive coming out of the budget.  We're now in billions of pounds more debt because of Covid.  Taxes will have to be raised and cuts will have to be made to pay that back. 
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,446 Disability Gamechanger
    Every time someone mentions the “extra £20”, I’m not sure if we even get it.. I suppose not, since we’re both on PIP, UC and CA...
    Everyone on UC gets it.  It was originally meant to help people that lost work due to Covid, but was too complicated to work out who should and shouldn't get it so it was just given to everyone.  People still on the old ESA don't get it which is where the confusion can arise.  
  • Sandy_123Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,541 Pioneering
    Ive just been watchibg   Rishi Sunak on the politics show and it does seem possitive, every thing he was saying, we will soon find out.
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    @Sandy_123 do you think they will take the extra 20 .00 off uc or leave it on there 
  • Sandy_123Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,541 Pioneering
    @lisathomas50 I'm hoping he does, the papers think he will, but we won't know till we see him holding that red case and making announcements 
  • Lou67Lou67 Member Posts: 891 Pioneering
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    Just wanted to say it’s nice to see you back. 😊
  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 1,310 Pioneering
    ITV seem to be reporting the £20 uplift will stay for a further 6 months but again it’s all speculation really. 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    I supise realy it doesn't matter when we still got to get used not haveing it and it will be hard it doesn't seem alot but it is in the bigger picture  
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,534 Disability Gamechanger
    Couple of points Boris has said a number of times this week that he will not see a return to austerity, I suspect capital gains tax will increase, and the big surprise might be a new tax on online shopping (not food but amazon etc).
    But as ever time will tell.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
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