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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Cloudier on Monday although it will stay dry.
Turning cloudy in the east overnight. Sunny spells tomorrow.