FORMER Melody Maker journalist Karl Dallas, 84, started a hunger strike yesterday after being told he must repay more than £5,000 in benefits because of a blunder.
A Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) official turned up at lifelong activist Mr Dallas’s home in Bradford...
Wednesday 14th Oct 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
Ruth Hunt talks to NICK DILWORTH about the statistical chicanery denying work assessment victims open justice
Saturday 10th Oct 2015
posted by Morning Star in Features
A SEVERELY ill man was found “fit for work” and had his benefits stripped weeks before he died.
Ricky Neacey, who had chronic liver failure, was forced to fight the decision to axe his jobseeker’s allowance.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) then made...
Thursday 8th Oct 2015
Coroner directly blames assessment regime for death
Tuesday 22nd Sep 2015
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
DAVID BELL’S timely warning in today’s Morning Star about the risks of cutting payments to people with mental health problems underlines just how back-to-front the Tory approach to social security is.
Ever since the insufferably sanctimonious Iain Duncan Smith was appointed...
Saturday 29th Aug 2015
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
2,380 people have died within a year of DWP assessments saying they were fit for work
Friday 28th Aug 2015
IAIN DUNCAN SMITH inflamed the ire of jobcentre staff yesterday after his department announced it’s recruiting 2,800 new staff — less than two months after shedding 3,600.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is advertising 2,289 staff, mainly in administrative...
Monday 24th Aug 2015
The Paddy McGuffin column
Saturday 22nd Aug 2015
Greens find out 17% have had their jobseeker’s allowance cut
Monday 3rd Aug 2015
Sanctions get Green grilling
IT HAS fallen to the Green Party to challenge the Department for Work and Pensions on how many jobseekers are being sanctioned.
Responses to parliamentary questions show over 605,000 people on jobseeker’s allowance were penalised in this way...