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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
Politics Man walks past Liberal Democrat logo on a long window
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A Liberal Democrat government would scrap all benefit sanctions, end the benefit cap and reverse the controversial personal independence payment (PIP) “20-metre rule” that has led to tens of thousands of disabled people losing their Motability vehicles. Although the three policies are not included in the party’s manifesto, which was published yesterday (Wednesday), the
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 Jonathan Bartley smiling, in front of a tree
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Labour, the Green party and the Liberal Democrats have called for the government to act on claims of widespread dishonesty by the medical professionals paid to compile benefits assessment reports, following a two-month investigation by Disability News Service (DNS). The three parties spoke out after DNS shared the findings of the investigation with key
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