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Politics Man walks past Liberal Democrat logo on a long window
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A Liberal Democrat government would scrap all benefit sanctions, end the benefit cap and reverse the controversial personal independence payment (PIP) “20-metre rule” that has led to tens of thousands of disabled people losing their Motability vehicles. Although the three policies are not included in the party’s manifesto, which was published yesterday (Wednesday), the
Benefits and Poverty Debbie Abrahams head and shoulders
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Companies delivering the government’s Work Programme appear to have ignored rules that protect disabled people from serious harm, forcing the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to publish new guidance on its benefit sanctions regime. DWP has accused providers of an “inconsistent approach” to ensuring the safety of “vulnerable” people who breach strict rules
Benefits and Poverty Dame Anne Begg
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MPs have called on the government to set up a new independent body – modelled on the police complaints watchdog – to investigate the deaths of benefit claimants. The recommendation for a new organisation similar to the Independent Police Complaints Commission came in a report on the government’s benefits sanctions regime by the Commons
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