DBC Petition: 'Don’t Leave Disabled People Behind’

17 November 2020

More than 119,000 people have signed a petition calling for the two million disabled people, lone parents and families who receive legacy benefits, like Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Jobseekers Allowance and Income Support, to stop being denied the £20 a week uplift that millions on Universal Credit were given at the start of the pandemic.

The ‘Don’t Leave Disabled People Behind’ petition was set up by the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC), a network of over 100 organisations, including SMA UK, the MS Society, Z2K, Disability Rights UK and Inclusion London. It was handed to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, today – ahead of the spending review and annual benefit uprating.

Read about the campaign and watch the video