DWP’s ‘disrepute’ contract clause ‘is proof charities cannot be trusted’

By John Pring Disability News Service 26th April 2018 The decision of some disability charities to sign contracts that prevent

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Access to Work cap announcement ‘does not go far enough’

By John Pring Disability News Service 22nd March 2018 The government’s decision to loosen its restrictions on Access to Work

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Benefit assessment system undermined by culture of mistrust, say MPs

By John Pring Disability News Service 15th February 2018 The disability benefit assessment system is being undermined by a “pervasive

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Government’s suicide prevention boss refuses to call for action on ESA risk stats

By John Pring Disability News Service February 8th 2018 The head of the government’s national suicide prevention strategy has refused

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The PIP Files: Nearly one in three Capita assessments were flawed, reports reveal

  By John Pring Disability News Service February 8th 2018 Nearly one in three of the disability benefit assessment reports

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The PIP Files: DWP documents show ‘absolutely shocking’ failure on further evidence

By John Pring Disability News Service February 8th 2018 Outsourcing companies have been failing to request vital evidence from GPs

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Minister hid judges’ criticism of McVey from MPs, hours after shock appointment

Image Courtesy of  The Mirror   By John Pring Disability New Service 11th January 2018 The minister for disabled people

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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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OBE for Access to Work boss is ‘further slap in the face’ for disabled people

  By John Pring Disability News Service 4th Jan 2018 Disabled campaigners have criticised the decision to award an OBE

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Assessment regime causes disabled women ‘terrifying insecurity’, MPs are told

Image Courtesy of Winvisible   By John Pring Disability News Service 23rd November 2017 A grassroots group has warned MPs

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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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Benefit assessors ‘must be held accountable’ for report failings, MPs hear

By John Pring Disability News Service 23rd November 2017 The healthcare professionals who carry out disability benefit assessments on behalf

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I work for the DWP as a universal credit case manager – and what I’ve seen is shocking

Reblogged From Independant Newspaper  http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/universal-credit-dwp-worker-case-manager-benefits-system-government-food-banks-a7998196.html I see so much suffering on a daily basis. Case managers like me are well-trained to

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DPOs call on transport secretary to restore Access for All funding

By John Pring Disability News Service 12th October 2017 Disabled campaigners and their allies have called on the transport secretary

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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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