Search Results: 10,000 deaths (32)

Benefits and Poverty Rick Burgess, seated, in conversation

Disabled activists say government-funded research, which concludes that the programme to reassess people on incapacity benefit through the work capability assessment (WCA) was linked to 590 suicides in just three years, is both “damning” and “timely”. Campaigners, doctors and psychiatrists have been warning for several years of strong anecdotal evidence that the programme to
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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
Benefits and Poverty Debbie Abrahams standing behind a table, speaking into a microphone

Opposition MPs have failed in their latest attempt to defeat government plans to cut out-of-work disability benefits. The government is using its welfare reform and work bill to reduce support for new claimants placed in the work-related activity group (WRAG) of employment and support allowance (ESA) by nearly £30 a week from April 2017.
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