Benefits system for terminally ill people to be reviewed

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Amber Rudd calls for ‘honest evaluation’ of widely criticised regime of special rules

Amber Rudd, the work and pensions secretary, has announced a review of the benefits system for terminally ill claimants, in a challenge to the next prime minister to listen to demands for reform of the system.

Rudd, who is at risk of being reshuffled out of her cabinet job, laid down a marker on Thursday with the promise of a “fresh and honest evaluation” of the way the system supports those who do not have long to live.

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