Petition is successful with 132,786 signatures
To: Theresa May
DON'T ABOLISH ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE
UPDATE! We won the campaign!
Communities Secretary Sajid Javid slipped out an announcement backing down on the plans at at the Local Government Association (LGA) councillors' forum on 19 January 2017
You can read his full speech here: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/supporting-local-government
Specifically this bit
“Today I can confirm that the localisation of Attendance Allowance is no longer being considered as part of the business rates reforms.
I’ll be announcing further details on business rates reforms shortly.
But I can tell you now that Attendance Allowance will not be included.”
This is fantastic news, and thank you so much to everyone that signed the petition and emailed the minister to help put pressure on him.
It looks as though Attendance Allowance is safe for now!