Browsing: George Osborne

Housing Sue Bott giving evidence to a parliamentary committee
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Long-term supported housing will continue to be funded through the social security system, the government has announced, while it has also scrapped plans to cap housing benefit payments, which caused huge concerns across the sector over the last two years. Former chancellor George Osborne announced two years ago in his autumn statement that no-one
Arts, Culture and Sport A tweet by George Osborne which shows the cartoon of the prime minister approaching a wheelchair ramp marked 'lame duck access'
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London’s evening paper, and its editor, former Tory chancellor George Osborne, have been accused of showing a “deep disrespect” for disabled people after publishing a “disgusting” cartoon that compared being a wheelchair-user with being powerless and incompetent. The London Evening Standard cartoon showed the prime minister, Theresa May, approaching the “lame duck access” entrance
Politics George Osborne delivering his budget speech
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This week’s budget – which confirmed cuts of more than £1 billion a year to disabled people’s support, while awarding huge giveaways to high earners – has sparked almost universal anger among disabled people. The chancellor, George Osborne, said in his budget speech that the changes to the eligibility criteria of personal independence payment
Independent Living Three wheelchair-users sit in the rain in front of a fence,
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A government department has refused again to provide any details that would clarify vital disability-related announcements made by George Osborne in last week’s spending review. For the second week running, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has been unable to explain exactly what the chancellor meant when he announced funding for new
Activism and Campaigning Balls2TheBudget banner across Westminster Bridge
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Disabled activists halted traffic around Westminster three times in a protest against further government austerity measures, just as Tory chancellor George Osborne was delivering a budget that will slash billions of pounds from disabled people’s support. The #Balls2TheBudget protests began in Whitehall shortly before 11am yesterday (Wednesday) with activists from Disabled People Against Cuts
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