Campaign’s legal threat forces government pledge on election access fund decision

By John Pring Disability News Service 3rd May 2018 The government is finally set to publish a long-awaited review of

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Social care ‘citizens’ assembly’ set up by MPs omits DPOs from panel of experts

By John Pring Disability News Service 26th April 2018 A consultation event set up by MPs to produce recommendations from

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Government rejects nearly all recommendations from MPs’ access inquiry

  By John Pring Disability News Service 22nd March 2018 The government has accepted just three of 23 recommendations made

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Anger over DWP refusal to repay claimants £150 million from botched reassessments

By John Pring Disability News Service 22nd March 2018 The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is refusing to pay

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Benefit assessment report welcomed, but concern over ‘preventable harm’ failings

By John Pring Disability News Service 15th February 2018 Disabled campaigners have welcomed a report by MPs on disability benefit

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‘Muddle’ and ‘confusion’ over DWP’s 1.6 million PIP reviews

By John Pring Disability News Service  February 8th 2018 The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is causing “muddle” and

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DWP promises no-one will lose out in huge review of 1.6 million PIP cases

  John Pring Disability News Service February 1st 2018 The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has promised that no

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Backlash over ‘terrible insult’ of McVey’s DWP appointment

    By John Pring Disability News Service 11th January 2018 Campaigners have reacted furiously to the decision to appoint

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Ofgem’s ‘very limited’ fuel price cap ‘will lead to deaths, ill-health and misery’

By John Pring Disability News Service 23rd November 2017 The energy regulator’s “discriminatory” plans to impose only a “very limited”

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Watchdog’s report shows impact of years of ‘hostile’ cuts on disabled people

By John Pring Disability News Service 23rd November 2017 Families which include both a disabled adult and a disabled child

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Chancellor ignores social care, weeks after UN’s independent living warning

  By John Pring Disability News Service 23rd November 2017 Disabled campaigners have criticised the chancellor’s failure to provide any

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Disabled woman takes DWP minister to court over PIP mental health changes

By John Pring Disability News Service 16th November 2017 A disabled woman is taking work and pensions secretary David Gauke

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Sir Bert Massie: Tributes to ‘a life committed to disabled people’s liberation’

By John Pring Disability News Service October 19th 2017 Tributes have been paid to Sir Bert Massie, the chair of

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Concerns over criteria for ‘fitness for work’ reassessment exemptions

By John  Pring Disability News Service 12th October 2017 Disabled campaigners have criticised new Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

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Labour conference: Vote means party must rethink approach to social security cuts

By John Pring Disability News Service September 2017 A shadow cabinet member has supported calls by party members for Labour

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DPOs consider boycott of government engagement over ‘misrepresentation’ at UN

By John Pring Disability News Service September 7th 2017 Disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) are to consider boycotting any engagement with

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