Ministers 'to rethink' disability cuts

Planned changes to disability benefits will be “kicked into the long grass”, according to a government source.

Chancellor George Osborne faced criticism over the cuts outlined in the Budget, which were likely to affect some 640,000 people.

The changes had been expected to shave £1.3bn a year off the Personal Independence Payments (PIP) bill.

“We need to take time and get reforms right and that will mean looking again at these proposals,” the source said.

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