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Issues - My policy positions

Welfare Reform Bill - ESA


My SNP colleagues and I have consistently opposed the UK Government’s proposals to cut £30 a week from the support given to sick and disabled people in the ESA work-related activity group. We challenged this cut at every stage of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill by bringing forward amendments to remove the proposal and will continue to do so when the Bill returns to the House. It is my view that cutting support for people who are not fit for work is just simply vindictive.

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