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TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: Backing for national demo on SEND cuts

The government was making “brutal cuts” to special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) funding. The cuts would have a “significant adverse effect” on the education and job prospects of disabled children.

Motability faces calls to increase grants or cut prices

The level of reserves held by Motability Operations – at £2.4 billion – is “out of proportion to the risks it faces” and it calls on the company to cut its prices or make “very substantially higher charitable donations”.

DWP sanctions claimants ‘by any means necessary’

There's a very faceless and cold side to the DWP especially since UC has come in. It feels like it has been rigged to save money, not to help people.

WOW Campaign is back, and pushing for a second House of...

Disabled campaigners are relaunching the WOW Campaign in a bid to secure a debate in the House of Commons on the need for the government to assess the financial damage caused to disabled people through its cuts and reforms.

Government refuses to say what has happened to its disability strategy

The refusal to explain whether it still follows its Fulfilling Potential strategy has cast fresh doubt on the government’s commitment to disability rights and equality.

Government decision due on fund to help the disabled stand for...

The government has now promised to publish its evaluation of the fund and announce its decision on the fund’s future by 11 May.

Regulator chaired by former minister resists probe into DWP’s ‘disrepute’ contract...

A regulator chaired by a former Tory minister is refusing to investigate charities that have signed contracts that prevent them criticising the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and its secretary of state Esther McVey.

Turnbull government must show how it will fully fund the NDIS

The Turnbull Government is walking away from its strategy to fully fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) through a small increase to the Medicare Levy.

Mother of ESA suicide woman pledges to continue fight for justice

The mother of a woman who killed herself after being wrongly found “fit for work” has pledged to continue her campaign for justice, and for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to admit it was to blame for her daughter’s death.

How benefit sanctions push single parents further from work

Parents are often penalised despite seeking work, caught out by unrealistic expectations from jobcentres and poor administration.

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