Some disabled lone parents will eventually lose more than 30 per cent of their income – more than £11,000 a year – as a result of eight years of government social security cuts, according to new research for the equality watchdog. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report examines the “cumulative impact” of
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The first secretary of state has been caught exaggerating the government’s spending on disability benefits while standing in for Theresa May at prime minister’s questions. Damian Green (pictured), who was work and pensions secretary until earlier this year, is already facing a Cabinet Office investigation into allegations of sexual impropriety. He was asked by
Families which include both a disabled adult and a disabled child have lost more than 13 per cent of their income through seven years of government cuts, according to a new report by the equality watchdog. The report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has been seen as “a vindication” of years
UN experts have expressed serious concerns about the impact of government austerity on the rights of disabled people and other disadvantaged groups. In a scathing report, the UN committee on economic, social and cultural rights said it was “seriously concerned” about the “disproportionate adverse impact” of the austerity measures introduced by successive Tory-led governments.
The government appears to have finally admitted that it could carry out an assessment of the overall impact of its cuts and reforms on disabled people… if it had the right “tools”. Ministers have consistently denied – despite evidence from their own social security and equality advisers, and independent experts – that it is
Thousands of people have backed a fresh attempt to shame the government into assessing the impact of its cuts and reforms on disabled people, just days after the petition was launched. The second WOWpetition has attracted nearly 5, 000 signatures on parliament’s e-petition website, within just four days of going live, and has backing
The chancellor, George Osborne, has refused to make any attempt to assess the overall impact on disabled people of his budget – and his next spending review – despite being urged to do so by the equality watchdog. His refusal was confirmed by a senior civil servant just as Osborne was preparing to deliver