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.
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Some outbreaks of rain. Windy on Wednesday. Colder by weekend.
Breezy and mild. Outbreaks of rain arriving this afternoon.