William Hague has unveiled a special Conservative disability
manifesto which will offer a transferable tax allowance worth up to
£1,000 a year for people looking after a disabled
The amount of savings a disabled person could have before losing
benefits would also be increased from the current £3,000 to
the £16,000 allowed for pensioners.
The Conservative leader, who as a minister piloted through the
Disability Discrimination Act 1995, promised to pump an extra
£10 million into the mobility fund and provide more government
money for special equipment to help disabled people if he became
Meanwhile, the Refugee Council dismissed Conservative proposals
to detain all asylum seekers in reception centres until their cases
are determined as “inhumane” and “against natural justice”.