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Benefits and Poverty Emily Brothers, Rachel Reeves, David Blunkett and Kate Green holding copies of the disability manifesto
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Disabled workers have faced deteriorating attitudes from employers, cuts to their legal protection, and “disintegrating” long-term job prospects under the last four years of the coalition government, according to new research. The study by the Public Interest Research Unit (PIRU), a small research charity, concludes that the unpredictability of zero hours contracts and higher
Politics Emily Brothers, Rachel Reeves, David Blunkett and Kate Green holding copies of the disability manifesto
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Labour’s launch of its disability manifesto has descended into chaos after major disagreements between a shadow minister and a leading disabled election candidate over how far it would go in government to address disability poverty. The mini-manifesto appears to offer few concrete pledges around empowering disabled people, despite a promise to “restore the concept
Benefits and Poverty Baroness Brinton head and shoulders
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The Liberal Democrats’ disabled president has told Disability News Service (DNS) she is “astonished” that her party’s planned cuts to social security spending would not exempt all recipients of disability benefits. The party confirmed to DNS last week that although its manifesto says disability benefits would be excluded from a planned one per cent
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