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Politics Justin Tomlinson in Downing Street
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UN experts have expressed serious concerns about the impact of government austerity on the rights of disabled people and other disadvantaged groups. In a scathing report, the UN committee on economic, social and cultural rights said it was “seriously concerned” about the “disproportionate adverse impact” of the austerity measures introduced by successive Tory-led governments.
Politics Baroness Brinton head and shoulders
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The government is failing to protect disabled people from discrimination, according to the conclusions of a nine-month investigation by a House of Lords committee. The Equality Act 2010 and disability committee has concluded that laws designed to address disability discrimination were “not working in practice”, while government spending cuts were having “a hugely adverse
Politics George Osborne delivering his budget speech
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This week’s budget – which confirmed cuts of more than £1 billion a year to disabled people’s support, while awarding huge giveaways to high earners – has sparked almost universal anger among disabled people. The chancellor, George Osborne, said in his budget speech that the changes to the eligibility criteria of personal independence payment
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