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Benefits and Poverty Neil Coyle speaking during a committee evidence session

A Labour MP is to push for a Commons debate on evidence of widespread dishonesty among healthcare professionals who assess disabled people for the government’s new personal independence payment (PIP). Disability News Service (DNS) has been investigating allegations that healthcare professionals working for government contractors Atos and Capita have been lying in their assessment
Politics Emily Brothers speaking at the Cambridge Union

The Conservative election victory appears to have delivered a heavy blow to long-term efforts to ensure greater representation of disabled people in parliament. Along with the retirement of disabled Labour MPs David Blunkett and Anne McGuire, there was defeat at the polls for the Liberal Democrat Stephen Lloyd and Labour’s Dame Anne Begg. This
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