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Labour’s Debbie Abrahams stands down accusing leader’s office of ‘bullying’ behaviour

Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary claims to be the victim of a "bullying culture of the worst kind", as Party investigates "work based complaints".

Labour slam ‘total failure’ of PIP and ESA benefit assessments

Ministry of Justice statistics reveal that 69% of PIP and ESA decisions were over-turned at Tribunal in favour of claimants between October to December 2017.

Victory for campaigners as thousands could get higher disability benefits

Government decides not to appeal High Court judgement that changes to disability benefits discriminate against people with mental health problems.

Philip Hammond just blamed disabled people for the UK’s productivity crisis

Chancellor appeared to suggest that disabled people were to blame for a productivity crisis in the UK labour market, while giving evidence to the Commons Treasury Committee.

Universal Credit changes ‘do not go far enough’, says Debbie Abrahams

Labour's Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary said thousands of people will be left without adequate financial support this Christmas.

Labour attacks universal credit as ‘not fit for purpose’

Opposition calls for major changes, including cuts to the six-week period that claimants have to wait for payments.

Debbie Abrahams’ speech to Labour Party conference in full

Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary vowed to "transform our social security system from one that demonises, to one that is supportive and enabling".

DWP data proves Universal Credit is in ‘total disarray’, say Labour

One in four Universal Credit claimants are waiting longer than six weeks to receive their first payment, while half have experienced rent arrears.

Labour demands answers after UN described Tory cuts as a ‘human catastrophe’ for disabled people

Work and Pensions Secretary called to appear before Parliament and answer for the Government's failure to uphold disabled people's rights.

Labour launches its ‘national State Pension tour’

Party hopes to increase public awareness about how Tory plans will force 36.9 million people to work longer.

Benefit Cap: Tories must ‘listen to the High Court’s judgement’, say Labour

DWP figures show that thousands of households affected by the benefit cap are single-parent families with young children.

Benefits cut to hit 200,000 people with mental health conditions

Cut contradicts Theresa May's commitment to end the "burning injustice" of the treatment of people with mental health conditions, say Labour.

Labour targets pensioners with pledge to keep triple lock

John McDonnell sets out measures in bid to attract over-65s, who turned away from party in 2015 election.

Labour pledge £155 per week for women hit by pension age changes

Debbie Abrahams says Pension Credit would be extended to support vulnerable women hit by pension age changes.

Wellbeing Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Sanctioned Jobseeker’s ‘A Mystery’

Labour MP Frank Field has called for a survey into what happens to 1.5 million people thrown off the welfare rolls each year.

Maximus Miss Fitness-To-Work Test Targets Despite Spiralling Costs

The bill for ESA and PIP assessments has now reached £579m.

Iain Duncan Smith To Press Ahead With ‘Unjust’ Disability Benefit Cuts

The move will affect up to 500,000 sick and disabled people, including many with incurable and progressive conditions like Parkinson's and Motor Neuron Disease.




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".