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Employment Penny Mordaunt speaking to MPs
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Disabled people and other campaigners have reacted with shock, anger and concern to government proposals to consider forcing all sick and disabled people on out-of-work disability benefits to take part in “mandatory” activity. Disability News Service (DNS) revealed last week that the new work, health and disability green paper suggests that all claimants of
Benefits and Poverty A wheelchair-user sits in front of a stage, while the grass is covered by white flowers
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A leading psychiatrist who helped the government draft guidance that protected mental health service-users who were threatened with forced work has refused to criticise major changes to the guidelines that have risked the lives of thousands of benefit claimants. Disability News Service (DNS) reported last month that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Benefits and Poverty John McArdle speaking into a microphone
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A disabled activist has told a parliamentary committee that the Scottish government should “speak out more forcefully” about disabled benefit claimants who have died as a result of the “fitness for work” test. John McArdle, co-founder of the Scottish grassroots campaign Black Triangle, was giving evidence to the Scottish parliament’s social security committee as
Benefits and Poverty Conference audience watch Damian Green on stage
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The government has confirmed that sick and disabled people who will soon be spared reassessments for out-of-work benefits will still face repeated testing for personal independence payment (PIP). Work and pensions secretary Damian Green’s one key announcement during this week’s party conference in Birmingham was that people with “the most severe lifetime conditions” would
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