PIP mobility regs 2017 quashed by High Court JR

On 21 December 2017 the High Court found that the 2017 changes to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) were unlawful and discriminated against people with mental health impairments.  The full judgment can be read here.

Source: Public Law Project

The DWP will appeal.

Remember this was the £3.7 billion cut that inspired a top adviser to Theresa May to say on 27 February 2017 that disability benefits should go to ‘really disabled people’, not those ‘taking pills at home, who suffer from anxiety’. That was George Freeman, Conservative MP in mid-Norfolk and then head of the Number 10 Downing Street policy unit. The story was widely reported at the time in for example the Telegraph and the Independent.

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