Monthly Archives: May 2016
Monique Craine, a blogger with autism, dyslexia and dyspraxia, suggested the post and was surprised to be taken seriously.
Select committee announces wide ranging inquiry into occupational pension schemes amid its scrutiny of £571m deficit at BHS.
46% of children from single-parent households are currently living below the poverty line, according to research from the charity Gingerbread.
Benefit cuts, the battle for equality, and public perception. A group of disabled people share their experiences of living with a disability in Britain today.
Official figures reveal a sharp decline in the number of disabled people supported into work through the Work Choice programme.
Denying vulnerable people the only means by which to support themselves and their families does not encourage them into work, report says.
A seriously sick and disabled woman has been told her £220 a month in vital disability benefits will be cut.
The 79-year-old Briton has triumphed at the Cannes film festival for the second time with his welfare state drama.
Overstretched local authorities unlawfully moving people up to 100 miles from schools and support networks, says Shelter.
Child Tax Credit cap is purposefully aimed at reducing family size among the poor, writes Sue Jones.
SNP raised concerns about ‘medieval’ clause that it says discriminates against those who may want larger families for religious reasons.
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chair of BMA GPs committee, says patients would suffer as doctors forced to sit in empty surgeries.
TUC study also shows that the government is "years behind schedule" in its commitment to halve the disability employment gap.
Research also reveals that 10% of private sector workers opt out of a workplace pension, with 32% of these citing financial constraints.
A new army of ‘presenting officers’ is to help the Department of Work and Pensions at benefit tribunals, while the disabled person making the appeal is left to struggle alone.
Children with Type 1 diabetes should now find it easier to meet the assessment criteria for Disability Living Allowance.
ONS data shows women and one-person households at greater risk of enduring poverty as many fail to escape low pay.
Pensioners aged 75 and over are on average £59 a week worse off than younger pensioners, according to a worrying new report.
Disabled Multiple Sclerosis sufferer told he must hand over the car he needs to get to work.
Kenny Bailey, from East Barnsley, has suffered with severe skull damage and partial paralysis since a major stroke in 2014.
Crabb said that he will set out a “discursive” Green Paper on further cuts to disability benefits later this year.
‘Peer reviews’ challenge claims by ministers that there is no connection between welfare reform policies and deaths of vulnerable claimants.
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