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NEWS ARCHIVE

2015

Thousands of benefit claimants died after being declared 'fit for work' (Telegraph, 27th August, 2015)

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Victim's sister: The DWP know they are killing people (Telegraph, 27th August, 2015)

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The basic rights of people with a learning disability are threatened by welfare cuts (Guardian, 17th June, 2015.)

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Mum Ordered To Pay Back Dead Son's Benefits "Ms Degaetano, a mother-of-five and mental health support worker, posted online in response: “Does Iain Duncan Smith need breakfast money?” The Work and Pensions Secretary had claimed that he could live on £53-a-week jobseeker’s allowance — before blowing £39 of taxpayers’ money on one morning meal." (Morning Star, 15th June, 2015.)

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Many people whose benefits have been stopped have serious health conditions, so of course more are dying, admits DWP " ... (DWP) blocked the publication of statistics showing how many people have died within six weeks of having their benefits stopped." And ... "... 10,600 people in the UK died between January and November 2011 once their benefits had been stopped." (Huffington Post, 12th June, 2015.)

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Capita hands its receptionists ‘overbooking scripts’ after new PIP crisis. (Disability News Service, June 12, 2015.)

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Unemployment is being "rebranded" by the government as a psychological disorder, a new study claims. (BBC News, 10th June, 2015.)

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Temporary and part-time jobs surge promotes inequality, says OECD. In the UK, non-standard work including zero-hours contracts accounted for all net jobs growth since 1995 (21st May, 2015)

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‘Rogue’ Landlords Raking In £5.6bn From Unsafe Homes, Says CAB. "... hazards including severe damp, rat infestations and even a risk of explosions. ... £1.3bn of Housing Benefit is spent on dangerous homes that are unfit to live in." (21st May, 2015)

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Severely Disabled 4 Year Old Has Benefits Reduced To Lower Rate Care. Chronic sufferer penalised by the DWP (19th May, 2015)

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Tory Cuts Could Push Tens Of Thousands Of Home Carers Onto the Dole, Warns Charity. (18th May, 2015.)

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DWP Forced To Apologise After Terminally Ill Claimant Tried To End Own Life (18th May, 2015.)

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New study finds workplace hell for disabled workers (18th May, 2015.)

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Social landlords expect cuts to trigger new wave of homelessness (18th May, 2015.)

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One in five benefit-related deaths involved sanctions, admits DWP (17th May, 2015.)

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Man With Cancer Told To Give Up Treatment and Join Work Programme To Keep Benefits (17th May, 2015.)

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Workfare, Forced Labour and the new ‘Business and Community Wardens’ (17th May, 2015.)

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Iain Duncan Smith hails success of benefit cap as evictions hit record levels (17th May, 2015.)

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New study finds workplace hell for disabled workers (April 30, 2015)

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Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'. Traitor Vince Cable goes on record to tell how his Party (the Lib Dems) helped the Tories to crush the rights of abused workers by introducing fees to apply to Employment Tribunals. Just further evidence (student fees, the 'bedroom tax') of how the outrageously two-faced Lib Dems are not to be trusted. (Independent, 29th April, 2015.)

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Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents (Independent, 29/4/15)

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Maximus Deny Refusing To Allow Up-To-Date ESA Evidence (Same Diff., 28/4/15)

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New analysis shows that the Tory-led, pro-austerity coalition has presided over the worst 5-year period for living standards in over half a century (PCSC, 28/4/15)

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How Benefit Sanctions Have Driven Brits to Suicide (Vice, 27/4/15)

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Foodbank set up at Newcastle hospital after financial burden facing parents of premature children worsens (Unemployed Tyne & Wear, 27/4/15)

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The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know (Independent, 23/4/15)

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Emotional toxicity of austerity eroding mental health, say 400 experts (RT, 17/4/15)

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Duncan Smith accused of 'let them eat cake' moment after suggesting zero-hours contracts be renamed 'flexible hours' (Daily Mail, 17/4/15)

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DWP: CRAVEN COWARDS. Department too afraid to publish results of secret reviews into 49 benefit-related deaths. (the Fed, 17/4/15)

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Mark William Jacka: Jobless dad-to-be hanged himself over stress of applying for benefits (Daily Mirror, 16/4/15)

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Cowardly Tories duck out of disability debates ... using feeble excuses (Disability News Service, 10/4/15)

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DWP ‘threatened to dock terminally-ill woman’s benefits’ if she paid for her own funeral. (Welfare Tales, 11/4/15)

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Millions of families could lose child benefit under Tory plans to slash welfare (Welfare Tales, 10/4/15)

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Half-blind UK widow commits suicide after incapacity benefit cut. (Welfare Tales, 9/4/15)

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Benefits removal fear ‘was trigger for woman’s suicide’. "A coroner says the upset caused by the potential withdrawal of benefits triggered the suicide of Julia Kelly. Ms Kelly was in constant pain. ... After two car accidents and innumerable medical procedures, she was trying to come to terms with the prospect that her spinal condition would be with her for the rest of her life." (9th April, 2015)

1. Welfare Tales

2. FULL Channel 4 Report

3. IDS' Boast (BBC)


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