Incapacity Benefit

Wednesday saw Iain Duncan Smith expressing outrage about the findings of the European Committee of Social Rights on the UK's recent report to that body... So what is the all the fuss about? Who is this Committee that has raised the hackles of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions?
Almost a million people who applied for sickness benefit have instead been found fit for work, according to figures published
So I'd like to introduce Mr Osborne to few people: Shaun Pilkington shot himself after his Employment and Support Allowance
People with crippling illnesses like cystic fibrosis and multiple sclerosis are being found fit for work in tests branded
To retrain and re-evaluate all Atos assessors, as the DWP has required Atos to do, is a big task. To train new assessors in a different company, as the DWP has also said will occur as the DWP is procuring additional providers, is also a big task.
Coalition benefit reforms are "putting fairness back at the heart of Britain", David Cameron insisted in a staunch defence
With the Paralympics not all that far in the rear view mirror, Duncan Smith's outlook sounds almost consistent with the theme tune of that superb tournament: that people with disabilities are Harder Than You Think, and therefore don't need so many of your tax-funded handouts. It's a seductively simple premise, but it looks to be at variance with the facts.
The parents of a man who suffered from epilepsy and died after being stripped of his benefits have blamed his death on the
One in five recommendations by the Atos IT firm that suggest benefit recipients are "fit for work" are overturned at appeal