Browsing: Benefits and Poverty

Benefits and Poverty Entrance to DWP's Caxton House HQ
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The government’s decision to extend the contracts of two discredited companies that carry out disability benefit assessments has been branded “appalling”, “shocking” and “a complete con”. The move has also been criticised by the Scottish government. Sarah Newton, the minister for disabled people, told MPs in a written statement this week that she planned
Benefits and Poverty Esther McVey speaking in the House of Commons
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Work and pensions secretary Esther McVey has refused to say how many disabled claimants are likely to receive backdated benefit payments, following the latest in a series of serious legal errors by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). McVey (pictured) has withdrawn appeals against two tribunal findings that her department wrongly deprived people
Benefits and Poverty People coming out of the Bournemouth International Centre
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Disabled trade unionists have voted overwhelmingly in favour of scrapping the government’s much-criticised universal credit benefits system. A series of speakers at the TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference in Bournemouth (pictured) – attended by disabled delegates from 22 unions – spoke of the damage caused by the rollout of universal credit (UC). And after passing
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