Employment Support Allowance

ESA - A Phoney Solution for an Unreal Problem

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 09.04.2014 | 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...