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Benefits and Poverty Stephen Lloyd in front of a sign for the Liberal Democrat conference
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A senior opposition MP is to write to the minister for disabled people to ask how she plans to penalise government contractors Atos and Capita, following last week’s “devastating” revelations about their “shocking” failings in delivering disability benefit assessments. Stephen Lloyd, the work and pensions spokesman for the Liberal Democrats, said last week’s revelations
Benefits and Poverty The conference centre in Bournemouth with the sea and pier in the background
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The Liberal Democrats have called for disability benefit assessments to be video-recorded, after their annual conference heard fresh evidence that healthcare professionals were writing dishonest assessment reports on behalf of the government. The party’s disabled work and pensions spokesman, Stephen Lloyd, told Disability News Service (DNS) that he was in favour of introducing pilot
Human Rights Baroness Brinton, smiling, with Kate Green sitting nearby
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The Liberal Democrats have pledged that they would incorporate the UN disability convention into UK law. Although the policy – which would give disabled people in the UK a wave of new rights in law – was not part of the Liberal Democrat election manifesto, Disability News Service (DNS) has been told that it
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