‘Enforcement is key on Equality Act’

Lawyers, campaigners, peers and academics have spoken of how disabled people can find it almost impossible to enforce their rights to equality, six years after the introduction of the Equality Act. They were speaking at a seminar in London – … Continue reading →

‘Conflict of interest’ lawyer to chair EHRC, as minister ignores MPs’ concerns

The government has appointed a commercial lawyer to chair the equality and human rights watchdog, despite MPs raising serious concerns about a potential conflict of interest caused by his firm’s work for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The … Continue reading →

Government set to slash equality watchdog’s budget… again

The government has told the equality watchdog that it plans to slash its budget again, even though the financial year has already started. The planned cuts only emerged after the Government Equalities Office (GEO) told Disability News Service (DNS) that … Continue reading →

Leonard Cheshire set to scrap disabled-only team over budget black hole

A disability charity is set to scrap a team of disabled staff members dedicated to empowering the residents of its care homes, in a bid to cope with a budgetary black hole. Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) has told its award-winning, … Continue reading →

#ChinaStateVisit : UK Human Rights Violations List of Deaths of Disabled People Killed by The British Conservative Government 2010 – 2015

Black Triangle’s List of Deaths Linked to Benefit Loss arising from Welfare Reforms Wednesday 20th October 2015 Please note: Although 68 cases are listed the number of deaths is 70 as two cases involved couples where both took their own … Continue reading →

Letter to The Guardian: ‘Grim toll of the government’s fit-for-work tests’ ~ Black Triangle, DPAC, Inclusion London & Others

BLACK TRIANGLE, DPAC & OTHERS LETTER TO THE GUARDIAN: ‘The UK government and opposition should follow the Scottish government’s pledge that private for-profit companies are removed entirely from having anything to do with the assessment of disabled people.’

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Black Triangle Disabled People Against Cuts DPAC and WoW Petition Joint Statement on the Bizarre ATOS Exit Strategy from the DWP WCA Contract

Black Triangle DPAC and WoW Petition Joint Statement on the Bizarre ATOS Exit Strategy from the DWP WCA Contract

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Pauper management by G4S, Serco and Atos is inspired by a punitive past

The coaltion’s use of private companies to manage the most vulnerable amongst us is inspired by half a millennium of Poor Laws

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Eight Trades Union general secretaries attack Rachel Reeves for her ‘tougher than Tories’ welfare pledge

Eight union leaders attack Labour’s newly promoted employment spokeswoman for ‘bashing the victims of failure’

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‘Can’t work through stress? Tough luck if you are poor’ ~ An exhausted banker gets unlikely sympathy from the City. Atos shows no sign of following this example

An exhausted banker gets unlikely sympathy from the City. Atos shows no sign of following this example

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How the SNP can still win the vote for an independent Scotland: The Yes camp can turn the debate around by focusing on the dismantling of the welfare state south of the border

The YES Scotland campaign can turn the debate around by focusing on the dismantling of the welfare state south of the border

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It’s immoral to have food banks in one of the world’s richest countries: “These ‘genetically poor’ folk are returning food because they cannot afford to heat it up”

‘Genetically poor’ folk are returning food from the foodbank because they cannot afford to heat it up

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‘The Tories are creating a hostile environment – not just for migrants’ : It doesn’t matter if policies work – only that they come down hard on “malingerers” and migrants

With an election not far away, it doesn’t matter if policies work – only that they come down hard on “malingerers” and migrants, writes John Harris

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