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BMA’s appeal for boost in NHS funding rejected by David Cameron

Doctors’ union had asked prime minister for increase, citing popularity of leave campaign’s £350m a week pledge.

Overstretched doctors urge two-week absence before workers need to see GP

Requiring a sick note after one week takes time away from patients who may need appointments more, doctors say.

BMA chief attacks David Cameron over ‘safe in my hands’ NHS promise

Mark Porter accuses government at doctor’s union conference of breaking pledges to protect and fund the health service.

Deaf Benefit Claimant Wrongly Sanctioned After Arriving 10 Minutes Late For Training

A deaf benefit claimant was wrongly sanctioned after turning up to a training course just ten minutes late, the Upper Tribunal has ruled.




Employment grant for disabled people to rise by £15k, but is it enough?

Critics argue £57k cap on 'Access To Work' scheme should be lifted completely.

Grieving daughter handed her mother’s ashes to benefits assessor to prove she wasn’t ‘fit for work’

Inexcusable and heartless blunder by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Scrap ‘highly regressive’ council tax, says thinktank

Resolution Foundation says levy now resembles much maligned poll tax and should be replaced with more progressive system.

Tory welfare cuts ‘£3bn deeper than expected’

New figures reveal the freeze on working age benefits will erode household incomes much more deeply than originally forecast.

Corbyn urged to win votes by pledging £10bn more on care for disabled elderly

Fabian Society research identifies shortfall in funding for 1.2 million older people.

Terminally ill to be given priority over benefit underpayments, says McVey

Work and Pensions Secretary vowed to prioritise "any individuals whom we know from our systems to be terminally ill".