The controversial new provider of the government’s “fitness for work” test will be greeted with protests in more than 25 towns and cities across England, Scotland and Wales as it starts to deliver assessments for the first time. The day of action will take place outside assessment centres on Monday (2 March) and is
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Conservative proposals to cut out-of-work disability benefits for people with obesity and addictions – and maybe other conditions, too – if they refuse treatment are “wild, stupid and dangerous”, say disabled activists. The prime minister, David Cameron, has asked Dame Carol Black to carry out a “rapid review” of people claiming employment and support
The prospect of a discredited US outsourcing giant achieving a near-monopoly of employment support and assessment services for disabled people has caused alarm, after it emerged that it is bidding to buy what remains of Remploy from the government. Only two organisations – Maximus and the education, employment and training services group Prospects –
A report by Britain’s four equality watchdogs has posed questions that could expose gaping holes in the UK government’s compliance with the UN disability convention. The report has been broadly welcomed by disabled people’s organisations (DPOs), but they have also criticised the failure to publicise the document, or to involve DPOs in its preparation.