Attendance Allowance Campaign
Post by Huegatort » Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:13 pm
Attendance Allowance Campaign- could not find original message here?
I read about the attendance allowance campaign and I wrote to my MP and he's advised me to write to Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP outlining my concerns, so I will do that asap!
I was unable to copy and paste the whole message and will try and do so later on today.
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Re: Attendance Allowance Campaign ?
Postby Huegatort » Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:28 pm
Here is the full reply re above:
Thank you for writing to me regarding the proposed changes to Attendance Allowance. I totally accept your concerns about how this move will impact on older disabled people and their ability to live an independent life. This is something the Work and Pensions Select Committee, which I chair, might wish to investigate, although we do currently have a large number of inquiries on the go.
You can submit your views on the future of Attendance Allowance as part of the Business Rates Retention consultation, which is available to view online here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultat
... -retention. You can respond to the consultation by emailing BRRconsultation@communities.gsi.gov.uk
I have also found that the best way to lobby effectively is when constituents themselves write to the relevant ministers. In this way the sheer weight of public opinion is most effectively forced home. Might I suggest you therefore write to the Secretary of State at the Department of Communities and Local Government, Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP, on email@example.com
to personally outline your concerns about this change? If you do write please say you are copying the email to me, send me a copy of your email and I will write to the Department asking to be copied into the reply.
Best wishes and thanks again for your email.