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Benefits and Poverty Frank Field speaking at a session of the work and pensions committee
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An influential committee of MPs is to examine claims of widespread dishonesty by healthcare professionals who carry out face-to-face assessments of disability benefit claimants. Last week, Disability News Service (DNS) published the results of a two-month investigation that suggested a serious, institutional problem that spreads across the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and
Employment Outside view of the Houses of Parliament
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A disabled researcher and campaigner has criticised a new report by a cross-party committee of MPs for failing to acknowledge fully the “perverse contradiction” at the heart of the government’s specialist employment programme. Catherine Hale, who wrote a well-received review on the failure of the employment and support allowance (ESA) system to increase the number of
Benefits and Poverty Dame Anne Begg
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MPs have called on the government to set up a new independent body – modelled on the police complaints watchdog – to investigate the deaths of benefit claimants. The recommendation for a new organisation similar to the Independent Police Complaints Commission came in a report on the government’s benefits sanctions regime by the Commons
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