Welfare Reform

Over the last few months, I have been contacted by many constituents who have expressed their concerns about the impact that the changes put forward as part of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill will have on vulnerable individuals, particularly those who are receiving Employment Support Allowance (ESA).  I wrote to the Department of Work and Pensions to relay these views and received this response from the Minister for Employment, the Rt Hon Priti Patel MP.