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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Tory MPs join call to postpone disability benefit cuts

Pressure grows for Commons to debate planned £29-a-week cuts to employment and support allowance for new claimants.

DWP to overhaul hated ‘fitness for work’ tests

Work and Pensions Secretary Damien Green will announce a consultation on changes to the Work Capability Assessment.
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‘I’m not unemployable, I’m autistic’

New research has found that the proportion of autistic people in full-time paid work has stagnated since 2007, at just under 16%.

Tories turn their back on 45,000 disabled jobseekers

New 'Work and Health Programme' will help 45,000 fewer disabled people each year than the schemes it's replacing, report shows.

Disabled refugees allowed access to disability benefits following Government defeat

Tribunal ruled a two-year restriction on accessing disability benefits unlawfully discriminated against disabled refugees and their families.
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Disabled Silent Witness star slams Tory welfare cuts (video)

Liz Carr compared the government's treatment of disabled people to Nazi oppression at the Labour Party Conference 2016.

Work capability assessment ‘may cost me my life’

David suffered a life-threatening brain hemorrhage but was still ordered to prove he was unfit for work by the DWP.

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