Nobody would expect a person who suffers blackouts to drive a bus or bin waggon once they had thought through the potentially devastating consequences. But political, cultural, psychological and financial coercion is being used to force people sick and disabled people to work – the government continues to cut welfare, which was calculated originally to cover only the costs of meeting basic needs. 685 more words
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Man walks into Ashton Under Lyne Jobcentre, gets sanctioned goes home and commits suicide. Another day outside the Jobcentre.
A mother who was battling a serious and debilitating lung condition was told that she no longer qualified for benefits on the day she died from her illness. 634 more words
The Conservative-led welfare “reforms” had the stated aim of ensuring that benefit claimants – who have been stigmatised and inaccurately redefined as economic… 1,735 more words
Austerity was never about what works or what is needed. It’s about traditional Tory class-based prejudices. Austerity is simply a front for policies that are entirely founded on 757 more words
The Work and Pensions Committee opened an in-work progression in Universal Credit inquiry on the 9th December.
Background of the inquiry
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) intends to establish an “in-work service”, designed to… 1,151 more words