Author John Pring

Transport Doug Paulley on a bus, with text about the law on access

Public transport providers and local authorities are using loopholes in legislation to avoid their legal obligations to ensure that buses are accessible to disabled people, campaigners fear. They believe that transport companies are using three different loopholes to allow them to cut costs and use ageing, inaccessible buses. Access laws state that all buses
Arts, Culture and Sport David Weir with his arms folded

British Paralympians have expressed surprise and disappointment after learning that drug cheats from the London and Beijing Paralympics will escape exposure because the world governing body could not afford to store blood and urine samples for future retesting. Disability News Service (DNS) revealed last week that the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) did not start
Benefits and Poverty Entrance to DWP's Caxton House HQ

Problems with the flawed computer system used to deal with claims for the government’s new disability benefit have left hundreds of callers stuck in lengthy telephone queues. The system used for new personal independence payment (PIP) claims has crashed twice in a fortnight, leaving disabled callers unable to get through to lodge their claims.
Benefits and Poverty An Atos sign

A nurse has been struck off after pretending that she had assessed disabled people for their eligibility for disability benefits in their own homes, when she had actually carried out the assessments by telephone. Amelia Victoria Bailey was conducting personal independence payment (PIP) assessments for the government contractor Atos when her deception was discovered
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