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Many thousands of disabled and sick people will be wrongly found fit for work and lose vital financial support if government proposals go through, a new analysis finds.
The UK government’s proposed changes to the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) which assesses claimants’ fitness to work, will have a "huge impact" on the way peoples’ illnesses are reviewed, experts have warned.
Disability activists held a vigil at lunchtime outside the High Court in London yesterday, highlighting Work Capability Assessment injustices.
The Green Party in England and Wales has criticised the government’s changes to disability benefits as insensitive to the real needs of disabled people.
Disabled people have today published 'Emergency Stop', a new report analysing the economic and social impact of the Personal Independence Payment regulations.
Government claims that disabled people have been protected in the government's Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill are untrue, say critics of the measure.
Capability Scotland urged the UK government to change its plans to cut welfare ahead of the Westminster benefits uprating debate today.
The 'war on welfare' (WOW) petition initiative launched earlier this month needs 100,000 people to sign up to help trigger a Westminster debate on the issue.
Less than 48 hours after it was launched, more than 5,000 people have signed an e-petition calling for an independent assessment of welfare changes.