Response to ‘Shaping Future Support’ by Mo Stewart

  “The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are immune to the amount of human suffering created since the adoption

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The PIP Files: Senior MP to write to minister over ‘devastating’ revelations

By John Pring Disability News Service 15th February 2018 A senior opposition MP is to write to the minister for

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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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MPs refuse to explain failure to quiz minister on ESA suicide stats

By John Pring Disability News Service 11th January 2018 Nine MPs on a Commons committee are refusing to explain why

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More than one in eight rejected PIP claims are overturned, DWP figures reveal

  By John Pring Disability News Service 4th Jan 2018 More than one in eight of all decisions to reject

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Minister fails to back measures to protect claimants from dishonest assessors

By John Pring Disability News service December 21st 2017 The minister for disabled people has refused to approve two key

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Expert chosen by DWP appears to suggest scrapping ‘fitness for work’ test

By John Pring Disability News Service December 21st 2017 The occupational health expert chosen by the government to review its

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Fury over MPs’ refusal to quiz minister on ‘staggering’ WCA suicide figures

By John Pring Disability News Service December 21st 2017   “Furious” disabled campaigners have attacked MPs on a Commons committee

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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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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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Concern over UN’s ‘silence’ on benefit-related deaths

  By John Pring Disability News Service 6th April 2017   Disabled activists fear that the UN committee examining 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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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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Spartacus exposes work and health green paper ‘smokescreen’

By John Pring Disability News Service 16th Frebruary 2017 Campaigners have published a withering 237-page attack on the government’s work,

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Self-employment can provide choice and control for disabled people, MPs hear

  By John Pring Disability News Service 9th February 2017 Three disabled entrepreneurs have told MPs that the government should

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