Disability Minister replaced in Cabinet reshuffle

Justin Tomlinson has been replaced by Chloe Smith as Minister for Disabled People as part of Boris Johnson’s latest Cabinet reshuffle.

Tomlinson launched the National Disability Strategy at the end of July along with the Green Paper on Health and Disability with consultation ending on 11 October. He ended the special rules for terminal illness (SRTI) six-month rule policy. The controversial rule had determined that terminally ill people entitled to special government benefits could only get it if they were expected to die within six months.