Browsing: David Gillon

Employment Head and shoulders of Justin Tomlinson giving evidence to a parliamentary committee

Disabled campaigners have given mixed reviews to a new version of the government’s Disability Confident employment scheme, with one saying he was “genuinely shocked” by how weak it was. Disability Confident – which has urged employers to “see the ability, not the disability” – has attracted criticism since its launch three years ago for
Benefits and Poverty Entrance to DWP's Caxton House HQ

Ministers are considering plans to slash benefit payments to hundreds of thousands of disabled people, by scrapping a key part of the main out-of-work disability benefit, employment and support allowance (ESA), according to the BBC. The BBC reports that a leaked Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) document describes ESA as a “passive” benefit