Disability groups hail court’s support for wheelchair user on bus

Bus drivers must now pressure passengers to make room in ruling described by Doug Paulley as ‘significant cultural change’.

Thousands of jobs to go in government shakeout of welfare to work sector

Funding to shrink by 75% from March when work programme is replaced by much smaller work and health programme.

Call for clarity on Motability car scheme for disabled people

UK Government urged to clarify whether a mobility car scheme will be extended to more disabled people on disability benefits.

Four out five young carers receive no council support, says study

Children’s commissioner calls for local authorities to help more young people who care for sick, disabled or addicted relatives.

Private firms pocket more than £500m from hated disability benefit assessments

LibDem leader Tim Farron said the exorbitant cost of PIP assessments "adds to the suspicion that these companies are just driven by a profit motive".

Families and disabled people ‘hit worse by rising homelessness’

Labour’s John Healey says figures undermine government’s claim to protect society’s most vulnerable.

Jeremy Corbyn calls for ‘urgent action’ over the deepening social care crisis

The Labour leader has written to Theresa May, calling for "urgent talks" to address a deepening crisis in adult social care.

Tory welfare cuts undermine the UK’s human rights record, says watchdog

Years of cuts to welfare benefits and Tory plans to scrap the Human Rights Act threaten "Britain’s position as a global leader in human rights".

In-work sanctions are incompatible with ‘halving the disability employment gap’

The government have introduced in-work benefit sanctions for low paid and part-time workers.

67% of businesses ‘fearful’ of hiring disabled people

Experts are calling on employers to help create a more inclusive world for those living with a disability.

Tax credit error costs families with disabled children £4,400 a year

‘Gap in data feed’ led to thousands of families missing up to £20,000 – but payments will only be backdated to April.

Tory MPs call for welfare cuts rethink after pause motion passed

No MPs voted against motion to stop cuts to employment support allowance, with 127 in favour, but it is symbolic only.

Charity slams ‘intolerable’ benefit cuts as disabled set to lose around £1,500 a year

Disability Rights UK says a £30 a week cut to ESA will make it more difficult for disabled people to find or stay in employment.
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Disabled set-up to fail benefit assessments, says former DWP officer

Video: Ex DWP officer says claimants were encouraged to change answers "in a way that would drop themselves in it".

Chancellor urged to delay ‘punitive and regressive’ disability cuts

SNP issue urgent plea to Chancellor Philip Hammond to delay a £30-a-week cut to Employment Support Allowance.

‘Grave concerns’ over flagship Work and Health Programme

MPs cast serious doubt over the ability of new DWP programme to help more disabled people into work.

SNP condemn Tories’ ‘ideological assault’ on disabled people

Scottish National Party (SNP) has called on the UK government to end its “ideological assault” on disabled people, in the wake of a damning report from the UN.

UK austerity policies ‘amount to violations of disabled people’s rights’

UN says measures aimed at reducing public spending since 2010 have affected disabled people disproportionately.

Labour team up with I, Daniel Blake makers to challenge ‘brutal’ disability cuts

Labour are urging the government to scrap planned cuts to Employment Support Allowance (ESA).

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