Lords forced to accept ESA cuts
The Lords have chosen not to introduce new amendments to the Welfare Reform and Work Bill today.
Members of the Lords discussed MPs’ amendments on Universal Credit and Employment and Support Allowance. With reluctance, the House bowed to Parliamentary procedure and has accepted the primacy of of the House of Commons, because the Bill concerned finance.
Lord Low called it a black day for a half a million people.
The cuts to Universal Credit and Employment and Support Allowance will now go forward as the Bill will receive Royal Assent.
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