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Benefits and Poverty Philip Connolly speaking at a conference
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The government has given a mixed response to a report by a committee of MPs that concluded that the disability benefit assessment system was being undermined by a “pervasive culture of mistrust”. Ministers have agreed in their response to make the recording of personal independence payment (PIP) assessments “a standard part of the process”,
Benefits and Poverty Sarah Newton in front of the work and pensions committee
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“Furious” disabled campaigners have attacked MPs on a Commons committee for refusing to ask the minister for disabled people about figures showing attempted suicides among people claiming out-of-work disability benefits doubled between 2007 and 2014. The new figures, showing how suicide attempts rocketed after the introduction of the work capability assessment (WCA), emerged last
Benefits and Poverty Paul Gray giving evidence to the committee
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The minister for disabled people has refused to approve two key recommendations made by the independent reviewer of its new disability benefit, which would have made it easier for claimants to protect themselves against dishonest assessment reports. Among the recommendations made for improvements to personal independence payment (PIP), Paul Gray said earlier this year
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