Browsing: Debbie Abrahams

Benefits and Poverty Debbie Abrahams and two other panellists listen to a woman speaking
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Labour’s shadow work and pensions secretary has called for nurses and other healthcare professionals who write misleading benefit assessment reports to be “held to account”. Debbie Abrahams said there had been “too many times” when healthcare professionals had written reports that did not “marry” with the evidence they had been given by disabled benefit
Benefits and Poverty Debbie Abrahams speaking at a podium watched by panel members
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Labour’s shadow work and pensions secretary has pledged to transform the social security system from one that “demonises” benefit claimants to one that is “supportive and enabling”. Debbie Abrahams told Labour’s annual conference in Brighton that the social security system was failing sick and disabled people, and she reminded her party that the UN’s
Benefits and Poverty Penny Mordaunt speaking in the House of Commons
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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 The unpublished Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) figures show that the proportion of claimants of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 Placard at protest saying: Coping with mental distress is hard work. We demand full PIP including mobility
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MPs from across the House of Commons have raised fresh concerns about the assessment process for the government’s new disability benefit. Work and pensions secretary Damian Green faced further questioning about the personal independence payment (PIP) system yesterday (Wednesday), following his decision to introduce new regulations that will make it more difficult for people
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