Taxing disability benefits would hit hundreds of thousands of low-paid disabled workers

There’s something (horrible) for everyone in the list of possible benefit cuts leakedto the BBC last week. In this column I want to concentrate on the proposal that people would have to pay income tax on their disability benefits if their incomes including these benefits were over the minimum threshold.

According to the BBC, this would apply to Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment (which is gradually replacing DLA) – according to theInstitute for Fiscal Studies, this policy would bring in… read the full blog from

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