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Benefits and Poverty Debbie Abrahams speaking at a podium watched by panel members
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Labour’s shadow work and pensions secretary has pledged to transform the social security system from one that “demonises” benefit claimants to one that is “supportive and enabling”. Debbie Abrahams told Labour’s annual conference in Brighton that the social security system was failing sick and disabled people, and she reminded her party that the UN’s
Benefits and Poverty John McArdle speaking into a microphone
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Appalled disabled activists have warned the British Medical Association (BMA) that it will be “complicit” in the future deaths of patients, after the doctors’ union refused to speak out about “very dangerous” new benefit rules affecting severely-ill claimants. Disability News Service (DNS) reported last week how the rules can force people applying for the
Benefits and Poverty John McArdle speaking into a microphone
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The prime minister has been accused of hypocrisy, after making a high-profile series of announcements on the “burning injustices” facing people in mental distress, despite research that has linked her own government’s welfare reforms with hundreds of suicides. Theresa May used the package of measures that she claimed would “transform” mental health support in
Benefits and Poverty David Clapson head and shoulders
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The government has been heavily-criticised by the public spending watchdog for failing to investigate how its own sanctions regime affects disabled people and other claimants of out-of-work benefits. The National Audit Office (NAO) report says the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has failed to track the costs and benefits of sanctions, including financial
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