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Employment Esther McVey speaking in the House of Commons

New figures obtained by a disabled people’s organisation – after ministers refused to commission the work themselves – appear to show how the government relies on the growth in self-employment and part-time jobs to exaggerate its success in increasing disability employment. Ministers such as work and pensions secretary Esther McVey (pictured) have repeatedly boasted
Employment Sarah Newton giving evidence to the committee as Esther McVey watches on beside her

The minister for disabled people has denied lying to an influential committee of MPs about the government’s much-criticised disability employment scheme. Sarah Newton’s claims about Disability Confident were exposed yesterday (Wednesday) just as her boss, work and pensions secretary Esther McVey, was herself fighting off a Commons motion that would have censured her for
Benefits and Poverty Gemma Hope and Rob Holland give evidence in the House of Commons

Representatives of disability charities have given evidence to MPs about the impact of government social security reforms on disabled people, without disclosing that they signed contracts preventing them from attacking work and pensions secretary Esther McVey. Senior figures from Shaw Trust and the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) both answered questions from members of the
Benefits and Poverty Esther McVey speaking in the House of Commons

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 McVey (pictured) has withdrawn appeals against two tribunal findings that her department wrongly deprived people
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