BMA ‘Beyond Alarmed’ At No-Deal Brexit Medicine Plans — Universal Credit Sufferer – Black Isle Journalism

 

The British Medical Association (BMA) has released a firm statement in response to news that the government has only just begun the tender process for an ‘express freight service’ to deliver medicine supplies in event of no-deal Brexit. 755 more words

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EHRC – Welfare Reforms “Disproportionately” Affect Disabled People — Universal Credit Sufferer – Black Isle Journalism

 

A report by The Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has blamed Conservatives welfare reforms for pushing more disabled people and lone parents into poverty. The report which has gone largely unreported highlights the growing inequalities being faced across the United Kingdom. 1,440 more words

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STAGE 3 CANCER and not ill enough for PIP — Govt Newspeak

 

Katie Larn, a mother-of-three, with cancer is deemed not ill enough to claim Personal Independence Payment, according to DWP – she has appealed the decision. Larn [above] who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in November last year, during treatment she applied for PIP from the DWP and was told she didn’t qualify for the payment because she […]

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New figures raise fresh questions over Atos PIP assessments  — Govt Newspeak

 

The amount of time that nurses and physiotherapists spend carrying out face-to-face disability benefit assessments can vary hugely, depending on where the test takes place, according to analysis of new Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) figures. Although the figures do not prove that disabled people in some parts of the country are receiving more […]

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Universal Credit staff to strike next week — Govt Newspeak

 

The walkout by just over 200 workers in Stockport comes after similar strike action in Wolverhampton and Walsall earlier this year. Universal Credit call handlers will stage a two-day strike next week after “running out of patience” with what they say are cuts and overwork. More than 200 workers are set to stage a walkout […]

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Universal credit forcing tenants into rent arrears — Govt Newspeak

 

Universal credit is causing tenants to fall behind with their rent according to the latest research by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA). Over half (54%) of private landlords who have let to tenants on universal credit in the past 12 months have seen them fall into rent arrears. Of these, 82% said that the arrears only […]

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