On Monday the first stage of the conversion from Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independence Payment begins, with a trial in the North West where all new claimants will go straight to PIP.
This is just one of many benefits reforms currently underway.
More top news
Becoming colder tomorrow with wintry showers.
Turning colder with spells of rain and some hill snow.
Five-year-old Balthazar weighs more than 15 stone - the same as a baby elephant.