Covering the latest disability news and discussion in the UK or affecting people living in the UK.

Motability row intensifies as bosses and minister give evidence

The Treasury and work and pensions select committees are holding a joint inquiry following political and media criticism of how the car scheme for disabled people is run.

DWP ignores freedom of information laws in bid to hide universal...

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has breached freedom of information laws by refusing to explain how its new universal credit system of working-age benefits will affect disabled people.

Extraordinary government response to question over social care progress

The government has failed to set up a single committee involving experts from outside the two departments examining the future of working-age social care, nearly four months after the programme of work was announced.

Minister suggests ‘realities of the world’ mean government will not halt...

The justice minister responsible for human rights appears to have dismissed calls for the government to do more to protect the social and economic rights of disabled people and other groups.

Huge danger of UK austerity policies damaging rights, says UN expert

There is a "huge danger" that the government's austerity policies are damaging the well-established social and economic rights of disabled people and other groups, according to the chair of a UN human rights committee.

Deeply troubling post-2010 fall in older people claiming disability benefit

The percentage of those aged 65 and over who receive attendance allowance (AA) fell by 22.3 per cent in the six years after the coalition came to power in 2010.

Government must do more on disability employment

The government must do more to offer incentives to businesses to take on disabled people as employees, and to tackle the barriers that prevent them finding jobs, according to cross-party MPs.

Absence of stats for government’s disability employment pledge

The failure to provide up-to-date figures showing how many disabled people are in work is a "killer blow" to the government’s pledge to move one million more disabled people into work by 2027, say campaigners.

Handbook to help Labour address widespread discrimination in party

Disabled party activists are hoping a new handbook will force Labour to confront its failure to comply with its legal duties to prevent disability discrimination.

Former residents plead with cemetery developers to let friends rest in...

Campaigners are fighting development plans that they fear could disturb the remains of some of the more than 1,000 disabled people who are buried in the former grounds of a long-stay hospital.