To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what impact assessment her Department has conducted on the effect of leaving the EU without a deal on people with disabilities.
2 July 2019
No formal impact assessment has been conducted by the Department of the effect on people with disabilities of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a deal.
The UK has ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the primary legislation in the UK protecting the rights of disabled people is the Equality Act 2010, which is domestic legislation. Neither our ratification of the UN Convention or the Equality Act 2010 would change as a result of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal. Furthermore, there will be no changes in entitlement for UK nationals to disability and carers’ benefits in the UK as a result of our exit from the EU.