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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Our responses to Consultations

Along with other mental health organisations the College has provided formal responses to the Government's consultations on welfare reform.  

Below are links to the College responses:

Submission to the Work and Pensions Committee Inquiry

The College contributed to a joint submission to the Work and Pension’s inquiry into ESA and the WCA.



Work Experience for ESA claimants
Joint response to provisions in Clause 54 of
the Welfare Reform Bill

Personal Independence Payment: Assessment Thresholds and Consulatation response
A joint response to the PIP Assessment Thresholds consultation.


Work Capability Assessment Year 1  
A joint response to the WCA review

Work Capability Assessment Year 2  
A joint response to the WCA review

Work Capability Assessment Year 3  
A joint response to the WCA review



Disability Living Allowance Review  
A joint response to the DLA review

Incapacity Benefit migration to ESA 
A joint response to an inquiry into the migration between benefits


General Statement on Welfare Bill  
A joint statement for House of Commons second reading

Work And Pensions Inquiry 
Response to a proposal to replace DLA with PIP


Disability Employment Support
A joint response to initial consultation for Sayce Review on specialist disability employment programmes

Guardian Letter
Open letter warning of severe effects of proposed cuts to incapacity benefits 


Sayce Review
Response to Getting in, Staying in and Getting On

Sayce Review
A DWP commissioned independent study of specialist disability programmes


Work Programme
Evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee


Some of these consultation responses have been written in partnership with other organisations.

They can be found on:

For more information contact Masood Khan

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