DWP set to repeat ILF blueprint by transferring AA cash to councils

Disability News Service reporter John Pring reports that the government has announced proposals to end all new attendance allowance claims and transfer the savings to councils, but says its plans do not include scrapping disability living allowance for older people.

The provisional local government finance settlement for 2016-17 includes plans to abolish attendance allowance (AA) for new claimants, and pass the funding to local authorities in England and Wales to help them “support older people with care needs” through their adult social care systems… http://bit.ly/cforum74