Tag Archives: UK government

Outcry that the UK Government continues to delay changes to PIP

Disability Rights UK blog post, 20 April 2018: DWP to decide PIP claims using unlawful and discriminatory rules until summer 2018 In December 2017, a High Court decision found that PIP mobility component regulation changes, which affected those with psychological … Continue reading

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UN says UK government’s austerity policies have caused ‘a human catastrophe’ for sick & disabled

Disability News Service blog post, by John Pring, 24 August 2017: UK faces UN examination: Government cuts caused ‘human catastrophe’ An international committee of disabled human rights experts have delivered a series of withering attacks on the UK government over its … Continue reading

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UN confirms that UK government’s treaty violations were both grave AND systematic

Disability news service blog post, by John Pring, 29 June 2017: UN confirms that UK government’s treaty violations were both grave AND systematic The United Nations (UN) committee that found the UK government guilty of violating the UN disability convention … Continue reading

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Motion to postpone ESA cuts passed, but not binding on UK government

  Five Tory MPs joined opposition MPs, on 17 Nov 2016, in voting for a backbench motion calling on the government to postpone a proposed cut in employment and support allowance (ESA). The motion, which was passed by 127 votes to … Continue reading

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Opportunity for disabled people to help hold Government to account on its record on disabled people’s rights

Disability Wales blog post, 26 July 2016: Opportunity for disabled people to help hold Government to account on its record on disabled people’s rights In 2017 the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will be examining the UK’s compliance with … Continue reading

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UK Government says more high quality CFS/ME research proposals needed

A petition with 15,400 signatures calling for ‘good quality research into the root cause of the illness’  closed on 14 July 2016 and received the response that: ‘The Government supports research into CFS/ME through the MRC and the NIHR. High … Continue reading

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