Welfare reform and disability: evidence to the UN

Post date: 
31 July 2023

In 2016, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Committee) conducted an inquiry in the United Kingdom examining the impact of welfare reform on people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. The Committee concluded that ‘there is reliable evidence that the threshold of grave or systematic violations of the rights of persons with disabilities has been crossed’.

In this submission, made to support the Committee’s 2023 follow-up review, we provide an update on three of the concerns raised by the inquiry.