Independent Living
Benefits and Poverty

Exposed: Mordaunt’s ‘false promises’ on WRAG cut mitigation

The minister for disabled people has been accused of making “false promises” that she would reduce the living costs of people facing cuts of nearly £30 a week to their out-of-work disability benefits.   From this week, new employment and support allowance (ESA) claimants placed in the work-related activity group (WRAG) will receive about

Concern over UN’s ‘silence’ on benefit-related deaths

Disabled activists fear that the UN committee examining the UK’s progress on implementing the disability rights convention may be ignoring links between the government’s welfare reforms and the deaths of benefit claimants. This week, the UN committee on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD) published its “list of issues”, the areas where it
Arts, Culture and Sport

BBC board role is chance to push broadcaster on jobs, says Tanni

A disabled peer is hoping to use her appointment to the BBC’s new board of directors to persuade the broadcaster to employ more disabled people. Baroness [Tanni] Grey-Thompson is one of just five non-executive directors appointed by the BBC to its new board*, and said she was both “excited” and “daunted” by the position.