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Green Party

‘Broken’ PIP assessment system isn’t working for people living with MS

North Staffs Green Party condemns 'hugely damaging' disability benefit assessments.

Thousands of Scottish children at risk of poverty and homelessness thanks to Tory benefits cap

Scottish Green Party call on the Scottish Government to help mitigate the devastating effects of the lower benefits cap on children in Scotland.

MPs urge government to delay universal credit rollout

MPs’ letter calls for extension of universal credit to be postponed until next year to avoid people suffering Christmas hardship.

Green Party offers free prescriptions for all

Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas accused the government of "fining people for being sick".

Greens launch disability manifesto pledging to scrap ‘fit for work’ tests

Greens pledge to review essential disability benefits and scrap hated 'fit for work' tests, as party accuses the Tories of removing disabled people's basic rights.

Tax credits cap could break up families, UK Government told

Tories accused of 'callously' ignoring the financial needs of many of UK's poorest families.

Green Party call for an independent inquiry into the deaths of benefit claimants

DWP urged to launch an inquiry into the deaths of at least 50 benefit claimants.

Parties join forces to slam the Tories’ ‘toxic rhetoric on immigration’

Progressive parties slam divisive rhetoric of 'British jobs for British workers' and welcome contribution of people from overseas to our NHS.

Tories accused of ‘weaponising welfare against the disabled’

Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley says UK Government is "weaponising welfare against those least able to defend themselves".

Greens call for ‘progressive electoral alliance’ to challenge Tories

Greens say there is an 'urgent need' for progressive parties to work together against austerity and the slashing of human and workers’ rights.

John McDonnell: Labour Taking A Close Look At Universal Basic Income

Shadow chancellor says the concept of an unconditional payment to all could prepare country for robotisation of the workforce.

Fury As ‘Heartless’ Tories Axe Disabled Election Fund

The Green Party has slammed the Tory government's decision not to renew a crucial fund that helps disabled people stand for election.

DWP Urged To ‘Come Clean’ On Full Extent Of Benefit Sanctions

The Green Party claims that as many as 1 in 6 jobseekers are being affected by a "pernicious" benefit sanctions regime.

Lib Dems Will Oppose Tory Welfare Bill, Says Tim Farron

The Liberal Democrats have announced their intention to oppose the government's 'Welfare Reform and Work Bill'.

Welfare Weekly Summary, 4 July 2015

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Caroline Lucas To Present Bill To Reverse Tory Health And Social Care Law

Green MP has cross-party support for NHS reinstatement bill, which would abolish bodies such as NHS trusts and restrict commercial interests.

Welfare Weekly – Issue 37 (27/06/2015)

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Green Party Slams Tory ‘War On Welfare’

A Green Party spokesperson described the Tory government's planned £12bn in welfare cuts as "kicking people when they are down".

Welfare Weekly – Issue 36 (20/06/2015)

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Welfare Weekly – Issue 34 (06/06/2015)

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Green Party Demands Free Social Care For ‘All Who Need It’

Natalie Bennett said Britain "could afford to pay for social care for all who need it, were it not for the misguided policy of austerity".

Welfare Weekly – Issue 30 (09/05/2015)

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GE2015: Greens Pledge To Scrap Work Capability Assessments

The promise forms part of the party's 'disability pledge', which promises increased government funding to support disabled people and the end of the hated bedroom tax.

Welfare Weekly – Issue 29 (02/05/2015)

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