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Employment Sarah Newton giving evidence to the committee as Esther McVey watches on beside her
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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
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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 Philip Connolly speaking at a conference
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The government has given a mixed response to a report by a committee of MPs that concluded that the disability benefit assessment system was being undermined by a “pervasive culture of mistrust”. Ministers have agreed in their response to make the recording of personal independence payment (PIP) assessments “a standard part of the process”,
Benefits and Poverty Sarah Newton in front of the work and pensions committee
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“Furious” disabled campaigners have attacked MPs on a Commons committee for refusing to ask the minister for disabled people about figures showing attempted suicides among people claiming out-of-work disability benefits doubled between 2007 and 2014. The new figures, showing how suicide attempts rocketed after the introduction of the work capability assessment (WCA), emerged last
Benefits and Poverty Paul Gray giving evidence to the committee
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The minister for disabled people has refused to approve two key recommendations made by the independent reviewer of its new disability benefit, which would have made it easier for claimants to protect themselves against dishonest assessment reports. Among the recommendations made for improvements to personal independence payment (PIP), Paul Gray said earlier this year
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