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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