For many individuals across the UK the current changes to the benefit system being carried out by the coalition government are immensely worrying. The reform from universal child benefits to means tested benefits are leaving thousands of single parents out in the cold, while the removal of housing benefits for under-25s is proving severely damaging to the young unemployed stuck in an unforgivingly sparse job market. On top of this, disability benefits are being cut substantially, with plans to reduce the budget by 20% for 2016.The crux of this change is the changeover from Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independence Payments. This new system is rolling out from April to June 2013. The new system has been widely criticised by liberal media outlets and disabled voices from the public. One particular aspect judged to be unfair and unhealthy is the twenty meter limit set for high-need payments.Under the DLA system, any individual unable to walk 50 meters without interruption was eligible for the highest disability payment. With the third and final round of consultation on PIP having passed, the government suddenly changed this limit to 20 meters, leaving as many as half a million claimants set to receive substantially reduced benefits, regardless of the state they’re left in after their 20 meter journey.These cuts aren’t simply set to hurt the disabled, but the UK motor industry at large. Motability are a charity currently supplying cars, scooters and powered wheelchairs to over 600,000 disabled citizens across the UK. Individuals receiving higher-rate mobility payments are able to directly exchange the allowance for a disability-friendly vehicle.Motability are in fact one of the driving forces of the UK car industry. In 2009 1/10 of new cars bought from dealers around the UK were Motability vehicles. The benefits reform to PIP is intended to reduce the number of working age disabled claimants by 280,000, in turn reducing the number of cars sold in the UK by 90,000. This contraction of the industry is also expected to destroy 3,500 jobs in the motor industry, with a loss of £79 million in taxes and £342 million in GDP.None of this even takes into account the loss of GDP created through disability claimants losing job opportunities. 39% of disabled persons using a Motability vehicle claimed the service was directly responsible for letting them keep and find employment. Claimants unable to lease a vehicle, or having theirs repossessed will no longer be paying out taxes to the government, and will likely be left claiming Jobseekers’ allowance as an additional drain.For the government there are certainly benefits, an estimated £640 million will be saved through PIP, though that doesn’t include the cost of bureaucracy involved in implementation. Yet the ‘We Are Spartacus’ campaign estimates a loss of £660 million to the nation’s economy, particularly loss of wages and contraction of the motor industry.