9.1 The purpose of this public consultation is to inform secondary legislation on the detailed design of Personal Independence Payment. The Department carried out a formal consultation on the reforms to DLA26 and published an equality impact assessment on the planned changes in October 2011.
9.2 This consultation sets out a number of detailed proposals on which we are seeking views. The proposals in this document would have no impact on the private sector and civil society organisations. We are considering equality impacts as the detailed policy is developed; the overview below provides our current assessment of the potential impacts of these proposals for the protected equality groups.