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The Hardest Hit

The Hardest Hit coalition sent this letter to George Osborne in advance of the Autumn budget statement due on 5th December. It contains a simple message: don’t freeze benefit rates. Already around half of disabled people are living in poverty. Failing to uprate our benefits will just increase hardship.

Rt Hon George Osborne MP
HM Treasury
1 Horse Guards Road
London, SW1A 2HQ

Dear Chancellor,

We are writing to you to express our concern that one of the options being looked at in preparation for next month’s Autumn Statement is a cash freeze for a range of benefits. We are writing on behalf of the Hardest Hit coalition of charities and user-led groups, which brings together over ninety organisations representing disabled people.

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