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Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary claims to be the victim of a "bullying culture of the worst kind", as Party investigates "work based complaints".
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.
Government decides not to appeal High Court judgement that changes to disability benefits discriminate against people with mental health problems.
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.
Labour's Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary said thousands of people will be left without adequate financial support this Christmas.
Opposition calls for major changes, including cuts to the six-week period that claimants have to wait for payments.
Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary vowed to "transform our social security system from one that demonises, to one that is supportive and enabling".
One in four Universal Credit claimants are waiting longer than six weeks to receive their first payment, while half have experienced rent arrears.
Work and Pensions Secretary called to appear before Parliament and answer for the Government's failure to uphold disabled people's rights.
Party hopes to increase public awareness about how Tory plans will force 36.9 million people to work longer.
DWP figures show that thousands of households affected by the benefit cap are single-parent families with young children.
Cut contradicts Theresa May's commitment to end the "burning injustice" of the treatment of people with mental health conditions, say Labour.
John McDonnell sets out measures in bid to attract over-65s, who turned away from party in 2015 election.
Debbie Abrahams says Pension Credit would be extended to support vulnerable women hit by pension age changes.
Labour MP Frank Field has called for a survey into what happens to 1.5 million people thrown off the welfare rolls each year.
The bill for ESA and PIP assessments has now reached £579m.
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.