Watchdog begins probe into failure of regulators to punish lying PIP assessors

By John Pring Disability News Service 15th February 2018 A watchdog is examining the failure of two healthcare regulators to

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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 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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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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‘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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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: Data shows multiple complaints made against scores of Atos assessors

  By John Pring Disability News Service February 8th 2018 Scores of healthcare professionals may have been able to continue

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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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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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Activists explain why they ‘clashed’ with minister after PIP debate

By John Pring Disability News Service February 1st 2018 Two disabled activists have explained why they “clashed” with the minister

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DWP refuses to name charities set to earn millions from new disability jobs scheme

  By John Pring Disability News Service 25th January 2018 The Department for Work and Pensions has refused to name

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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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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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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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