Tag Archives: Welfare reform

Has your MP signed Early Day Motion to annul ESA changes?

Parliament UK Early Day Motion 992: That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit (Miscellaneous Amendments and Transitional and Savings Provisions) Regulations (S.I., 2017, No. 204), dated 23 February … Continue reading

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Petition to force action on the UNCRPD report citing violations of disabled rights

UK Government & Parliament Petition: Force the government to act on the eleven recommendations of the UNCRPD report As a result of being investigated by a United Nations committee for not fulfilling the terms of the UNCRPD, the government have … Continue reading

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Work capability assessment overhaul planned for disabled

BBC news article, 30 October 2016: Work capability assessment overhaul for disabled The scheme that assesses claimants of disability benefits faces a major overhaul, following claims by a charity that it is “fundamentally flawed”. A consultation on reforming the Work … Continue reading

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ESA re-tests axed for chronically ill claimants

BBC news article, 1 Oct 2016: Employment and Support Allowance: Re-tests axed for chronically ill claimants Tens of thousands of people claiming the main benefit for long-term sickness will no longer face repeated medical assessments to keep their payments. Work … Continue reading

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Crabb’s mixed signals on fresh disability benefit cuts

Disability news service blog post: by John Pring, 12 May 2016: Crabb’s mixed signals on fresh disability benefit cuts The new work and pensions secretary has sent out mixed signals on whether he wants to make further cuts to spending on … Continue reading

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Capita faces fresh calls to be stripped of PIP contracts after documentary

Disability news service article, by John Pring, 14 April 2016: Capita faces fresh calls to be stripped of PIP contracts after documentary One of the three outsourcing giants that assesses people for their eligibility for disability benefits is facing calls … Continue reading

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Misleading medical research underpins disability cuts

Centre for Welfare Reform report, by George Faulkner, 14 April 2016: In the Expectation of Recovery: misleading medical research and welfare reform Description / abstract: The attack by the UK Government on disability benefits has only just started to receive mainstream … Continue reading

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Disabled peers lead fresh efforts to halt ‘offensive’ WRAG cut

Disability news service article, by John Pring, 4 March 2016: Disabled peers lead fresh efforts to halt ‘offensive’ WRAG cut Three disabled peers have led fresh efforts to halt government plans to cut £1,500 a year from hundreds of thousands … Continue reading

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House of Lords reject ESA cut amendments

Disability Rights UK article, 29 February 2016: Lords return ESA cut amendments back to Commons The Welfare Reform and Work Bill was debated in the House of Lords today for consideration of Commons amendments to ESA and UC in ‘ping … Continue reading

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Report says no justification for changes to PIP

Disability news service article: ‘Appalling’ consultation ‘shows government’s PIP plans are deplorable’, by John Pring, February 4 2016 An “appalling” consultation has failed to make the case for “deplorable” government plans to tighten eligibility for its new disability benefit, according to new … Continue reading

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