Author John Pring

Benefits and Poverty Penny Mordaunt speaking in the House of Commons

Nearly half of disabled people subject to “planned reviews” of their eligibility for the government’s new disability benefit are having their existing award either cut or removed completely, according to new figures obtained by Disability News Service (DNS). The unpublished Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) figures show that the proportion of claimants of
Benefits and Poverty Frank Field speaking at a session of the work and pensions committee

A committee of MPs is seeking fresh evidence about a disability benefit assessment process, but again appears to be trying to dodge concerns about dishonesty among the healthcare professionals who carry out the tests. Disability News Service (DNS) has provided the Commons work and pensions select committee with substantial evidence of widespread dishonesty among
Transport Baroness Campbell speaking in the Lords

Two leading disabled campaigners have criticised ministers for failing to agree key measures that would improve the accessibility of bus services. The crossbench peer Baroness [Jane] Campbell and activist Doug Paulley spoke out after MPs debated the latest parliamentary stage of the government’s bus services bill. Baroness Campbell said she felt that discussions she
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