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Poorest hit hardest by years of Tory austerity, says human rights watchdog

Government urged to undertake a 'cumulative impact assessment' of all tax and social security policies.

EHRC staff vote to strike over budget cuts and compulsory redundancies

The first strike will be on Wednesday 26 October, followed by an initial phase of industrial action short of a strike.

Disabled children twice as likely to be victims of crime, shocking research shows

Shocking findings crush assumptions that attitudes toward disabled people improved after the London Paralympics, says human rights watchdog.

People with disabilities treated like second-class citizens, says watchdog

Equality and Human Rights Commission says failure to protect rights of disabled people is badge of shame.

Equality Watchdog Warns Junior Doctors’ Contract Is Potentially Illegal

EHRC document to be presented to the UN, seen exclusively by the Guardian, says that new contract discriminates against female doctors.

Equalities Watchdog Criticises Planned Cuts To Work Support Allowance

Equalities and Human Rights Commission says cutting £30 a week from ESA benefits will disproportionately hit disabled people.




Housing associations rake in record profits while only building 597 homes for social rent

Housing associations appear to be moving away from building social housing in favour of more profitable options.

Disabled man had to sleep rough and ‘sofa surf’ because of council faults

Ombudsman says Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead did not act quickly enough to find him suitable accommodation.

DWP win legal case which could “severely curtail” benefit claimant’s human rights

Win could prevent benefit claimants from using the Human Rights Act when challenging cruel benefits decisions at tribunal.

Welfare debate highlights the very worst of Tory ‘callousness’ towards Britain’s poorest

Tories "have their heads firmly in the sand" over the devastating impact of their welfare policies, says SNP MP.

Child Benefit and Tax Credit payment dates over Easter 2018

Some people could receive their benefits up to four days early this Easter - here's what you need to know.

Man missing part of his skull told he’s ‘not disabled enough’ for disability benefits

"You can literally feel my brain and the edges of my skull where it’s been cut off".