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UN: 'Grave' disability rights violations under UK reforms

UK welfare reforms have led to “grave and systematic violations” of disabled people’s rights, a UN inquiry has said.

Changes to benefits “disproportionately affected” disabled people, the UN Committee on the Rights of Disabled Persons (CRPD) found. 565 more words


BURIED: UN slams Tories over UK human rights abuses

While the country is entrenched in the mire of the EU referendum fallout, the Tories have just been slammed by the United Nations (UN) – for human rights… 1,595 more words


New Disability Tests Are Even Worse Than First Feared, Join The Fightback On July 13th

Vital benefits – designed to meet the additional costs of living with a disability – have been stripped away completely from over 120,00 people DWP statistics revealed this week. 357 more words

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How Consent Has Been Manufactured For In Work Benefit Sanctions

There are many thing which could be done to tackle in-work poverty.  The most obvious being to raise in-work benefit levels.  Other measures such as rent caps or free public transport would make an immediate difference whilst longer term solutions could include a mass social house-building programme and the recreation of a militant trade union movement that was prepared to strike for better wages.  1,441 more words

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Like Feeding Time At The Fucking Zoo - Workfare Industry Hijacks In-Work Sanctions Inquiry

“ERSA believes it would be more appropriate to utilise the skills and experience which exists in the employment provider community”  The Employment Related Service Association (ERSA – the trade body established to lie on behalf of the employment provider community – better known as the workfare industry) 1,231 more words

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Suicides of benefit claimants reveal DWP flaws, says inquiry

‘Peer reviews’ challenge claims by ministers that there is no connection between welfare reform policies and deaths of vulnerable claimants


The reports were drawn up between February 2012 and August 2014, when Iain Duncan Smith was the secretary of state for work and pensions. 1,091 more words

How To Get Away With Murder: DWP Hides The Evidence In Suicide Reviews

Documents published by the DWP today hint that shocking neglect within the benefits system may have contributed to claimants’ deaths yet heavy redaction means there is little hard evidence. 438 more words

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