The government’s ‘tough love’ approach to forcing disabled people back into work is causing anxiety, mental ill health and enforced isolation, writes RUTH HUNT
Thursday 21st Sep 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
by Felicity Collier
A JEREMY CORBYN supporter claims she had her benefits stopped after it was “maliciously” reported to the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) that she runs a blog which accepts donations, the Star learned yesterday.
The blogger, who...
Thursday 8th Jun 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
Ruth Hunt presents an open letter by JILL FENNELL whose terminally ill partner is suffering from the Tories’ brutal cuts
MO STEWART writes on the reasons why the government refuses to publish the updated benefit-related death totals of employment and support allowance claimants
Friday 2nd Jun 2017
DISABLED workers vowed to fight benefit office closures yesterday, warning that they will have a “devastating” impact on claimants.
The government proposals announced earlier this year, will see 147 Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) offices close by next March.
Friday 19th May 2017
Study also blames assessments for huge rise in mental illness
Tuesday 17th Nov 2015
‘He doesn’t understand what it’s like to be poor’
Saturday 22nd Aug 2015
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) officials admitted yesterday using fake quotes in a leaflet on sanctions, while campaigners pointed out that it proves their “contempt” for benefit claimants.
The document, meant to offer “advice” to those who could have...
Wednesday 19th Aug 2015
DATA showing how many people die while claiming out-of-work disability benefits will be published “no later than the autumn,” the government said yesterday.
Work and Pensions Minister Priti Patel reiterated the Prime Minister’s assertion that the statistics are being...
Wednesday 22nd Jul 2015
DWP again accused over dodgy figures
Friday 19th Dec 2014
posted by Rory MacKinnon in Britain