I've just received a copy of Liberal Youth's policy briefing on the ESA and WCA motion (drafted by yours truly) which they are sponsoring at autumn conference.
The motion has changed somewhat from the version I reproduced in my recent blogpost on the issue. The new text is 80 -90% the same with most of the changes being mostly aesthetic and reflecting new developments since the motion was drafted.
I'm also pleased to see that it includes Liberal Youth's reasons for supporting the motion, the personal view of Liberal Youth's president and details of support already received. There's also a mention of a meeting scheduled to take place between LY representatives and ministers at the DWP where they anticipate getting support for the motion. Personally I'm a little sceptical about that last bit as I imagine that, based on his past record, Chris Grayling will give plenty of warm words but won't budge an inch on anything concrete unless it saves money but it's still a step forwards.
In order to make it more widely accessible, I've converted it into google docs format and published the policy briefing here.