Independent Living
Benefits and Poverty
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McDonnell promises DPAC ‘a seat at the heart of government’

Disabled activists have been promised a seat “at the heart of government” if Jeremy Corbyn is re-elected as Labour leader and the party wins power at the next election. The pledge was made by shadow chancellor John McDonnell at an international disability rights conference hosted by Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), the final event
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Arts, Culture and Sport
Crime
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Grammar school plans ‘ignore impact on disabled pupils’

The government failed to take any account of the impact on disabled pupils of its “discriminatory” plans to expand grammar schools in England, say campaigners. A government consultation paper published this week, Schools That Work For Everyone, includes plans to remove the ban on opening new grammar schools in England. But there is not
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Grammar school plans ‘ignore impact on disabled pupils’

The government failed to take any account of the impact on disabled pupils of its “discriminatory” plans to expand grammar schools in England, say campaigners. A government consultation paper published this week, Schools That Work For Everyone, includes plans to remove the ban on opening new grammar schools in England. But there is not
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Nearly one in three staff laid off by HMRC are disabled, says union

Nearly a third of employees who have lost their jobs in an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) compulsory redundancy programme are disabled people, union officials have revealed. Members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) demonstrated against the redundancies outside HMRC’s Reading offices this week.  They are angry that out of 79 compulsory
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