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Ministers have admitted releasing yet more inaccurate information about their secret inquiries into the deaths of benefit claimants. Last year, the Department for Work and Pensions stated, in a Freedom of Information Act (FoI) response, that it did not hold any records on deaths linked to, or partially caused by, the withdrawal or non-payment of […]

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    Ministers have admitted they are considering using a legal loophole to avoid publishing the results of secret reviews into 60 benefit-related deaths. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) admitted to Disability News Service (DNS) last month that it had carried out 60 secret reviews into benefit-related deaths since February 2012. DNS subsequently put in […]

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      A disabled peer has warned her own government that tightening social security rules even further could lead to more deaths of benefit claimants, days after Disability News Service (DNS) revealed there had been 60 secret reviews into such tragedies. Last week’s DNS story – that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) had carried out […]

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        Disabled activists have accused the doctors’ union of being “complicit” in deaths connected to the work capability assessment (WCA), after a report concluded that a Scottish woman probably killed herself as a result of being found “fit for work”. The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland this week published a report into the death of Ms […]

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          The government has defended a 10-year delay in setting up an inquiry into “premature and avoidable” deaths of people with learning difficulties. The confidential inquiry by the Norah Fry Research Centre, announced this week by the Department of Health (DH), will look at the causes of such deaths and what should be done to prevent […]

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