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This Tweet From The DWP Is Baffling, Amusing And Angering All In Equal Measure

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK

Like an uncle at a wedding trying to get down with the kids by busting out some terrible moves, the DWP has taken a rather interesting approach to try...

Ken Loach's New Film Slamming UK Benefits System Reduced Cannes Critics To Tears

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK

UPDATE: 'I, Daniel Blake' wins Palme D’Or at Cannes Film Festival. Ken Loach's new film that takes an uncompromising look at the UK's welfare system...

Partially Paralysed Man With Half A Skull Declared 'Fit For Work' By DWP

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 14.05.2016 | UK

A partially paralysed man who had half his skull removed after suffering a stroke has been declared 'fit for work' and had his benefits cut. Kenny Bai...

Another Appeal Another Defeat for the DWP to Go With the Collapse of Workfare

Christian Garland | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Politics
Christian Garland

Last week, the Court of Appeal ruled against the DWP again, meaning it could well be obliged to repay £130million in benefit payments to claimants who were 'sanctioned' after "refusing" workfare

Drug Treatment Disinvestment Undermines UK Attempts to Show International Leadership

Paul Hayes | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Hayes

The UK Government's message to the UN is right - robust investment and light-touch enforcement is the path forward - but those words will ring hollow if we fail to heed them at home.

The Misleading Research at the Heart of Disability Cuts

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

In the wake of the resignation of Iain Duncan Smith, the UK Government's attack on disability benefits has only just started to receive mainstream cov...

'Those Who Need It Most'? The Disability Benefits Discourse Has to Change

James Downs | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Politics
James Downs

Speaking at a European council summit in Brussels last month, David Cameron stated that welfare payments to disabled people had increased by £4bn in ...

How Osborne Can Turn the Tables on IDS

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

If the Chancellor does nothing, or too little, he will be forever tainted as the worst kind of Tory - the kind that merely seeks to entrench advantage for the benefit of his own class. But if the Chancellor were to adopt this simple 10 point plan he could become the best kind of Tory - a new Peel or Disraeli. The choice is, almost entirely, his.

Charities Cannot Ignore Political Events and Should Be Ready to Pounce

John Tizard | Posted 20.03.2016 | UK Politics
John Tizard

Charities have rightly been arguing against specific benefit cuts on behalf of their members and their beneficiaries; drawing evidence from disabled people, carers and also from their own professional staff; and making the case for excluding some of the most vulnerable and poorest members of society from further cuts to their limited income.

We Have to Start Thinking 'Less'

Jonathan Stanley | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Stanley

Professionally we grew up, our children's services and child care theory and practice developed, in times of plenty, and by extension, of certainty. We never dreamed we would one day dread the implications of a world where plenty and certainty were not present.

How to Get Disabled People to Take the Government's Leap Into the Unknown After ESA Cuts

Vicky McDermott | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Politics
Vicky McDermott

In the next few hours the debate over the future of Employment and Support Allowance will be decided. The impact on many disabled people could be significant. The government's defeat in the House of Lords on Monday offered disabled people at risk of losing as much as £30 a week in benefit support, a temporary reprieve.

Thatcherism Redux is Coming Undone, As Cameron and Co. Acquire the Habit of Defeat

Christian Garland | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Politics
Christian Garland

The incumbent Tory government of David Cameron and co. seemed to be under the illusion that since it scraped a majority at last year's general election, it could do what it liked to the country and the (post-political) 'what works' ideology of Thatcherism Redux could be freely imposed at will. Fast forward to the last few weeks and it becomes very apparent that that is not at all the case.

These Student Lawyers Are Remarkably Successful At Overturning DWP 'Fit To Work' Rulings

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A group of student lawyers volunteering at a law centre in Bristol have claimed a remarkable 96% success rate in overturning decisions by the Departme...

Grieving Couple Face Unexpected £1,000 Bill For Baby's Funeral

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Parents

A couple were unexpectedly given a bill of £1,000 for their son's funeral after a mistake by the Department of Work and Pensions. Nadia Oldale, 24...

Woman Sacked By DWP 'For Taking Too Much Time Off For Treatment For Terminal Cancer'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK

A cancer patient claims that she was fired by the Department of Work and Pensions because she took too much time off work for her treatment. Paulin...

How Much More Incompetent Can the DWP Get?

Sheila Gilmore | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Politics
Sheila Gilmore

Just how incompetent does one Government Department have to be before change happens? The National Audit Office has just published yet another damni...

DWP Decides Teen With Bionic Leg 'Not Disabled Enough', Takes Away Her Mobility Car

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager with a bionic leg has been forced to start a fund-raising campaign to keep her mobility car after she was deemed "not disabled enough" to b...

Why the DWP Are a Joke - Part Two

Imogen Groome | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Groome

My problems with the Job Centre began again the week after I'd completed work experience; by some miracle I'd been permitted to go on it and they'd of...

If The DWP's New Advert Was Honest

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Comedy

Iain Duncan Smith's Department Of Work And Pensions released a new advert recently, which cost the taxpayer £8.5 million. Despite the DWP making swee...

The DWP Is Refusing To Investigate Effects Of Benefit Sanctions On Mental Health

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK

The Government on Monday refused to investigate the effects of benefit cuts to thousands of people's mental health. Department for Work and Pension...

Disability Confident 2015 - Marks for Effort, But Missing Something Key

Fleur Perry | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK
Fleur Perry

Free pen collecting is more of a sport than a hobby, and Disability Confident 2015 was as good an opportunity as any, so I thought I'd stock up on writing supplies and see what all the fuss was about.

The Government Tried To Get In On Back To The Future Day And Failed Spectacularly

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK

Where there is a hashtag you can bet your life there's a company trying to cash in on it with there own 'quirky' take. Sometimes it's not even a co...

Why the DWP Are a Joke

Imogen Groome | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Groome

It truly is a sorry state of affairs when your only option, if you want to move forward with your graduate career, is to sign off jobseeker's allowance until you've done work experience, then sign back on again. Losing money because you're trying to pursue a career they don't seem willing to recognise. I mean, that's my option if they don't ring the paper and completely screw things up for me with them.

Successful 'Fit For Work' Appeals At Highest Ever Rate, New DWP Figures Show

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Politics

The share of Fit for Work decisions being overturned on appeal is at its highest ever level, figures released by the Department of Work and Pensions (...

IDS Blasted For 'Shocking' Comments That Labeled Disabled People 'Abnormal'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK

The man charged with administering benefits to thousands of disabled people has been blasted for "shocking" comments made on Monday, which suggested t...