Monthly Archives: June 2018

PIP Should Be Decided By The NHS, Not The DWP

Originally posted on Same Difference:
We’ve been asked to publicise this petition to the Government. ? Currently the DWP handles the deliberation of PIP and ESA. Disability is a state of being dealing with health, not work and pensions. The…

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Disability Benefit Appeal Success Hits All Time High

Originally posted on Same Difference:
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Destitution in the UK Set to Rise with Universal Credit.

Originally posted on Ipswich Unemployed Action.:
During the week this story hit the headlines: 1.5 million people are ‘destitute’ in the UK. The ‘I’ (the well-informed Claimant’s Daily read). The figures are startling: an estimated 1.5 million people were destitute in…

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Frank Field Puts ATOS And Capita On Notice To ‘Start Delivering, Or Else’

Originally posted on Same Difference:
A press release: The DWP today announced in a written statement that it was intending to extend Atos and Capita’s contracts to provide Personal Independence Payment (PIP) functional assessments for a further two years to…

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Report shows significant challenges facing the Universal Credit system

Originally posted on Politics and Insights:
It’s disappointing and very worrying that a published report from the Work and Pensions Committee says: “The employment support service for in-work claimants of Universal Credit (UC) holds the potential to be the most…

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The politics of punishment and blame: in-work conditionality

Originally posted on Politics and Insights:
The Department for Work and Pensions has submitted a document about the Randomised Control Trial (RCT) they are currently conducting regarding in-work “progression.” The submission was made to the Work and Pensions Committee in…

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Universal credit. The devil’s tool.

Originally posted on The poor side of life:
I wrote about this a long time ago. Some took notice most didnt. There’s this strange attitude in the UK, if it’s not happening to me then I’m not bothered. But when…

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Research shows that Tory ‘hostile environment’ of welfare sanctions doesn’t help people to find work

Originally posted on Politics and Insights:
The UK’s most extensive study of welfare conditionality has found that welfare sanctions are “ineffective” at “supporting” people into work and are more likely to reduce those affected to poverty, ill-health or survival crime.  Despite dogmatic claims by Conservative…

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