Ministers have delayed controversial welfare reforms for disability benefits with immediate effect in what Labour has described as the "latest example of chaos" at the Department of Work and Pensions.

They had been planning to introduce the new personal independence payment (PIP) this month, transferring claimants from the disability living allowance (DLA) when their circumstances change.

However, it will now be introduced at the discretion of the department "in a more gradual, controlled and manageable way" starting in Wales, East Anglia and the Midlands.
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