Tag Archives: Disability Living Allowance

Anger at government reforms to Disability Living Allowance

TweetOn Wednesday, disability rights campaigners urged the Lords that the government’s proposed introduction of Personal Independence Payment, to replace the Disability Living Allowance, had serious flaws and requires significant changes. The website We Are Spartacus, which features the opinions of disabled people on the issue of welfare reform, has submitted an analysis of the PIP […]

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The nasty department: DWP threaten to take disabled children away from parents

The DWP is sending out threatening, menacing letters to disabled parents, ordering them to do as they say or risk having their children taken into care.

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How the public massively overestimates benefit fraud

The huge discrepancy between the reality and public perceptions of benefit fraud legitimates government reforms and backs Labour into a political corner.

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IDS’s continuing spin war against people with disabilities: part 47

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions continues to use misleading figures on the growth of disability benefit claims to underpin his case for reform.

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The benefits Britons want to save are the ones the Tories want to cut

Declan Gaffney examines Progress’ report on the support for benefits cuts in depth, and finds that it doesn’t show what it purports to show

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Will the government take away money from disabled people on a hunch?

The coalition is cutting support to people with disabilities without having piloted changes. Are ministers willing to hurt the most vulnerable on a hunch?

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Boris has slammed Coalition welfare reforms – from the left

The most prominent politician to oppose the government welfare reform is – amazingly – Boris Johnson, taking on benefit scrounger myths and arguing against over-testing

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Five reasons to oppose the welfare bill

The welfare reform bill will penalise the disabled, those working class communities who live in inner cities and second-earners who work over 16 hours a week.

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Yet another nasty in the welfare bill: Means testing support for the disabled-since-youth

Hundreds of thousands of families will be affected by the decision to means test ESA for those who have had disabilities since youth, writes Declan Gaffney.

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Why did DWP delay releasing new data until after welfare reform bill cleared Commons?

Why was new research from the Department for Work and Pensions, which downgraded estimates for the growth in Disability Living Allowance, a major reason given for welfare reform, delayed until after the welfare bill passed the Commons?

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