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The cost of government crackdown on disability benefits

If the labour party are to be believed the cost of tribunals hearing employment and support allowance (ESA) appeals trebled from £21m in 2009/10 to £66m in 2012/13. According to the shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, Liam Byrne, the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) needed to “get a grip” and laid part of the …

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