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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 The unpublished Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) figures show that the proportion of claimants of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 A sign pointing to Parliament Street and Whitehall
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Calls for government cuts to disability benefits to be reversed are likely to be debated separately – and voted on – by both Houses of Parliament later this month. The amendments to personal independence payment (PIP) regulations were announced last month by work and pensions secretary Damian Green, and led to protests by disabled
Benefits and Poverty Hundreds of white flowers lying on the grass
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The information commissioner has questioned why the government failed to keep track of whether it had implemented recommendations on improving the safety of “vulnerable” disabled people that had been made in its own secret reports into benefit-related deaths. Elizabeth Denham said the failure of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to keep track
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