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Fears grow over the protection of worker’s rights after Brexit

TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady meets with opposition leaders at 'Brexit summit'.

‘Broken’ PIP assessment system isn’t working for people living with MS

North Staffs Green Party condemns 'hugely damaging' disability benefit assessments.

MPs urge government to delay universal credit rollout

MPs’ letter calls for extension of universal credit to be postponed until next year to avoid people suffering Christmas hardship.

Green Party offers free prescriptions for all

Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas accused the government of "fining people for being sick".

Greens launch disability manifesto pledging to scrap ‘fit for work’ tests

Greens pledge to review essential disability benefits and scrap hated 'fit for work' tests, as party accuses the Tories of removing disabled people's basic rights.

Green Party call for an independent inquiry into the deaths of benefit claimants

DWP urged to launch an inquiry into the deaths of at least 50 benefit claimants.

Parties join forces to slam the Tories’ ‘toxic rhetoric on immigration’

Progressive parties slam divisive rhetoric of 'British jobs for British workers' and welcome contribution of people from overseas to our NHS.

Tories accused of ‘weaponising welfare against the disabled’

Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley says UK Government is "weaponising welfare against those least able to defend themselves".

Greens call for ‘progressive electoral alliance’ to challenge Tories

Greens say there is an 'urgent need' for progressive parties to work together against austerity and the slashing of human and workers’ rights.

John McDonnell: Labour Taking A Close Look At Universal Basic Income

Shadow chancellor says the concept of an unconditional payment to all could prepare country for robotisation of the workforce.

‘Universal Basic Income’ Gains Popularity Across The Political Spectrum

Supporters of a 'Universal Basic Income' argue that it would alleviate absolute poverty and would also motivate people to work.

Fury As ‘Heartless’ Tories Axe Disabled Election Fund

The Green Party has slammed the Tory government's decision not to renew a crucial fund that helps disabled people stand for election.

‘Devastating’ Tory Attacks On Disabled People Cannot Go Unchallenged, Says Comedian

Francesca Martinez has launched a petition calling for a full impact assessment into cuts to support for disabled people.

One In Six Jobseekers Have Allowance Stopped By DWP Each Year

Guardian research contradicts government claims that only a small minority of jobseekers have been affected by increasingly severe welfare policies.

DWP Urged To ‘Come Clean’ On Full Extent Of Benefit Sanctions

The Green Party claims that as many as 1 in 6 jobseekers are being affected by a "pernicious" benefit sanctions regime.

Lib Dems Will Oppose Tory Welfare Bill, Says Tim Farron

The Liberal Democrats have announced their intention to oppose the government's 'Welfare Reform and Work Bill'.

Caroline Lucas To Present Bill To Reverse Tory Health And Social Care Law

Green MP has cross-party support for NHS reinstatement bill, which would abolish bodies such as NHS trusts and restrict commercial interests.

Green Party Slams Tory ‘War On Welfare’

A Green Party spokesperson described the Tory government's planned £12bn in welfare cuts as "kicking people when they are down".

Government Must Come Clean About Benefit-Related Deaths, Says Green Party

Numerous attempts to force the government to publish benefit-related death statistics have been rebuffed.

Green Party Demands Free Social Care For ‘All Who Need It’

Natalie Bennett said Britain "could afford to pay for social care for all who need it, were it not for the misguided policy of austerity".

Welfare Weekly – Issue 30 (09/05/2015)

This weeks biggest welfare related news stories from Welfare Weekly.

‘Heartless’ Iain Duncan Smith Misled The Public Over Benefit Deaths

The Department for Work and Pensions has secretly reviewed 49 benefit-related deaths since 2012.




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".

Austerity will have cast an extra 1.5m children into poverty by 2021

Lone-parents, disabled children and ethnic minorities will be among worst-hit, says EHRC.

Childcare voucher changes delayed after Commons debate

Government agrees to keep system open for six more months after pressure from Labour.

Reverse universal credit cuts, Iain Duncan Smith tells chancellor

Thinktank says 340,000 people could be taken out of poverty if Philip Hammond takes action.

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".