https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/chancellor-ignores-calls-to-act-on-impact-of-austerity-as-newton-quits-over-brexit/

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The chancellor has ignored repeated calls for the government to take urgent steps to ease the social care funding crisis and other impacts of austerity on disabled people, as he delivered his spring statement. Hammond’s statement yesterday (Wednesday) was overshadowed by the continuing parliamentary Brexit fiasco, which led to the resignation of disabled people’s minister Sarah Newton . Hammond ( pictured ) made no mention of disabled people in his speech, and his only mention of social care was to say that future spending would be addressed in the budget, which is not expected until October or November. Although the spring statement was low-key, Hammond still made a series of announcemen... Full story

14 March

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