DWP presentation on ESA plans ‘confirms worst fears’ about green paper

  By John Pring Disability News Service 30th March 2017   Ministers have been accused of ignoring a public consultation

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‘Fitness for work’ test has led to deterioration in mental health, say researchers

By John Pring Disability News Service March 16th 2017 Disabled activists have welcomed “timely” new research that concludes that the

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PIP investigation: MPs’ evidence session confirms concerns, but dodges dishonesty claims

  By John Pring Disability News Service 9th March 2017   Nearly nine in 10 Citizens Advice offices have reported

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Activists bring ‘no more benefit deaths’ message to Westminster

  By John Pring Disability News Service 9th March 2017   Disabled activists have explained why they took to the

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Maximus ‘admits’ using brutal and dangerous suicide questions

By John Pring Disability News Service 9th March 2017 One of the outsourcing giants paid to assess disabled people for

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#BMJ #BritishMedicalJournal ‘#FirstDoNoHarm’: are #WCA #disabilityassessments associated with adverse trends in #MentalHealth? ~ assessments have had serious adverse consequences for mental health in England, which could outweigh any benefits that arise from moving people off disability benefits – A longitudinal ecological study – B Barr1, D Taylor-Robinson1, D Stuckler2, R Loopstra2, A Reeves2, M Whitehead1 Author affiliations

Abstract Background In England between 2010 and 2013, just over one million recipients of the main out-of-work disability benefit had

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No chance of halving employment gap without tackling independent living, says DPO

By John Pring  Disability News Service 2nd March 2017   The UK government will not be able to achieve its

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Billions of pounds of PIP cuts ‘will put lives at risk’

  By John Pring   Disability News Service    2nd March  2017 The announcement of billions of pounds of cuts

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Allowing DWP barristers to sit as benefits appeal judges ‘is unquestionably wrong’

By John Pring Disability News Service 23rd February 2017 A system that allows barristers who are paid by DWP to

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Watchdog refuses to withdraw report to UN that omits benefit deaths evidence

By John Pring Disability News service 23rd February 2017 The equality and human rights watchdog has refused to withdraw its

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Sister launches judicial review claim in bid for sanctions death inquest

  By John Pring Disability News Service 16th February 2017 The sister of a disabled man who died after being

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G4S, Maximus and ‘A4E’ all set to win contracts under Work and Health Programme

  By John Pring Disability News Service 16th February 2017 Some of the country’s most controversial and discredited outsourcing companies

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Questions over DWP’s further medical evidence pilot secrecy

By John Pring Disability News Service 16th February 2017 The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is facing questions over

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