Yesterday, charities nationwide condemned as “very worrying” any move by a re-elected Conservative government to target the disabled after a leak suggested senior Tories were preparing to tax their benefits in a future cuts programme.

Obtained by the BBC, the document suggests plans to impose taxes on disability living allowance, personal independence payments and attendance allowance, paid to over-65’s with personal care needs.

Charities said the disabled, including those suffering mental illness, had already shouldered a heavy burden from cuts brought in by the Coalition and further cuts would disproportionately target the most vulnerable.

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