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    personal independence payment: a UK benefit paid to disabled people who need aids to help them live independently

    The row erupted after the budget revealed that the chancellor’s biggest single revenue-raising measure over the next five years would be cutting PIP by £1.3bn.

    Submitted on 17/03/2016
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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