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Petition to save contribution based ESA

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Saw this elsewhere and thought I'd bring it over.

 

 

"I am writing this post here in case it is relevant to any people in the UK especially those suffering chronic health conditions. I want to raise awareness of potential spending cuts the UK government may make to the welfare budget.

 

My friends and I have started a petition on change.org asking the UK conservative government /DWP not to abolish national insurance contribution based ESA and JSA welfare benefits. ESA is employment support allowance benefit paid to individuals if they become ill unable to work for few weeks /months and JSA is job seekers allowance paid to unemployed job seekers. Leaked documents mention these benefits may be abolished as part of the government's manifesto to cut 12bn from welfare spending. Link to article mentioning abolition

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/mar/27/conservatives-face-pressure-to-come-clean-on-12bn-benefit-cuts

 

Cuts to these benefits would impact on otherwise hard working families especially people with chronic relapsing conditions who experience intermittent health related periods when they cannot work. Cuts would dramatically alter the financial benefits available for people in work who have paid dutifully national insurance contributions

If anyone would like to sign our petition the link to it is

 

https://www.change.org/p/dwp-stop-the-scrapping-of-contributory-based-esa-jsa

 

I met my MP Geoffrey Robinson last week concerned about possible cuts to contributory based esa and jsa benefits. My MP suggested I start a petition that he could present to parliament.

 

Thank you in advance for reading this post"

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Thank you both so much. Every little bit helps. :)

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