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Date posted: 18th November 2022
On Thursday 17 November, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt delivered the Autumn Budget Statement, setting out what will be happening with the national finances.
We’ve been campaigning for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to do the right thing and provide targeted support for disabled people during the cost-of-living crisis. Here is a summary of some of the key headlines from the Autumn Budget Statement that affect blind and partially sighted people:
Mike Bell, Head of Public Affairs and Campaigns at the Thomas Pocklington Trust, said: “Raising benefits in line with inflation, doubling the disability cost of living payment and a further payment for those on lower incomes, will be a real help to many blind and partially sighted people worried about making ends meet.
“Together with our Sight Loss Councils, we will continue to campaign to ensure the help reaches those blind and partially sighted people who most need it.”