Employment Support Allowance

My Message to George - Protect Disabled People from Benefit Cuts

Mark Lever | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Lever

David Cameron has spoken of his belief in a 'compassionate nation' - one that protects the most vulnerable. If his Government is serious about this, they need to make sure that they protect all disability benefits and housing benefit for younger disabled people. Only then will people on the autism spectrum receive the support they need to live independent and fulfilling lives.

Employment Support Allowance (ESA) Disgrace

Hugh Salmon | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

Writing these blog posts, it is impossible to predict who will read them or where they might lead. Thus it is a pleasant surprise that my most retwee...

ESA - A Phoney Solution for an Unreal Problem

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

Today these two very different problems have become completely muddled. The ESA system, with its demeaning assessments and its ineffective Work Programme, is a sprawling public policy disaster.

MPs Undergo Work Capability Assessments

Alan Cairns | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Politics
Alan Cairns

Mental health charity Rethink challenged MPs to undergo mock Work Capability Assessments (WCA) on Wednesday, dubbed MP Capability Assessments (MPCA). The charity claims the real-life assessments, which determine whether or not someone continues to receive Employment and Support Allowance, are unfair to people with mental health problems.

Fit For Work?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK

People with crippling illnesses like cystic fibrosis and multiple sclerosis are being found fit for work in tests branded "farcical" by charities. ...

Disability Living Allowance Disgrace

Hugh Salmon | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

I would like to take this sentiment and apply it to a particular social issue happening in Britain today. Once you have read this, you are no less guilty of turning a blind eye than the Germans to the holocaust under Hitler.

Government Suffers Three Lords Defeats On Welfare Reform

Huffington Post UK / PA | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Politics

The government has suffered three defeats in the Lords over welfare reform. Planned restrictions on employment and support allowance (ESA) affectin...