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Disabled person’s suicide shows up the Tories’ cruelty over benefit cuts

09 May 2017
Government welfare ‘reforms’ are having deadly consequences for disabled people. Eleanor Claxton-Mayer investigates the devastation of the cuts

After seven years of Tory rule—seven reasons to end it

21 April 2017
Tory governments have waged war on ordinary people since 2010, helped until 2015 by their Lib Dem allies. Of the countless reasons to kick them out, Eleanor Claxton-Mayer and Alistair Farrow explain seven of the key ones

Tory 'tweaks' to disabiilty benefits will hit thousands of claimants

18 April 2017
The number of people refused disability benefits has seen a massive spike in the past year.

Rape victims denied benefits

11 April 2017
The Tories want to deny benefits to some rape victims. Their nasty attack snatches money from vulnerable women and children.

Protesters condemn cruel regime of benefit sanctions

04 April 2017
Benefit sanctions rob money from people who are already in poverty, leaving them with nothing. But there is resistance.

Tory tax and benefit cuts hit the poorest hardest

04 April 2017
The Tories’ tax and benefit changes from April will hit the poorest the hardest

‘I was crying and in pain'—the truth behind the Tory benefit cuts

21 March 2017
The Tories ramped up their war on disabled people with dangerous new “reforms” to the personal independence payment (Pip) benefits last Thursday.

The real national insurance scandal is bogus self-employment

14 March 2017
What’s the truth about the changes in national insurance contributions (NICs) for self-employed people?

Tories’ spiteful attack hits 150,000 disabled people

28 February 2017
Tory ministers have rewritten the law to deny increased benefit payments to more than 150,000 people.

Reports round-up: Six days of strikes scheduled to hit British Airways

31 January 2017
Also: Benefit cuts kill in Kentish Town | Nominate Ian Allinson in Unite | Peace activists target fighter jets | Nuclear bosses attack pensions | No justice over Marikana | Picturehouse strike vote | EHRC layoffs | Fracking protests | Housing campaigns

Pay down, benefits cut - the Tories are still making us pay

29 November 2016
Real wages in Britain are set to fall below 2008 levels by 2021 and the poorest third of households are going to get poorer

Claimants strike a blow against the bedroom tax—but there are still battles to be fought

15 November 2016
A Supreme Court ruling on the bedroom tax yesterday, Wednesday, was damning for the government. But it set down limits on legal challenges to the hated policy.

Thousands face eviction due to lower benefit cap

08 November 2016
A tightening of the benefit cap from this week will make up to 150,000 more households unable to pay their rent. It would also affect over 300,000 children.

Benefit attacks have violated disabled people’s rights, says United Nations

08 November 2016
Tory benefit reform has meant “grave or systematic violations of rights of people with disabilities”, the United Nations (UN) has found.

LETTERS: Tories’ attacks on benefits make claimants more sick

08 November 2016
The government’s claims to help Employment Support Allowance (ESA) sickness benefit claimants into work are ridiculous.

Brutal truth behind Ken Loach benefit film

11 October 2016
Veteran left wing director Ken Loach’s new film tells the story of a joiner who stops work due to ill health.

DPAC blocks Westminster Bridge as part of week of action

07 September 2016
Hours before the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Brazil tonight, Wednesday, disabled activists blocked Westminster Bridge in London.

Landlords double their profit from housing benefit in just a decade

23 August 2016
New figures show how the Tories are pushing the market into housing—and the damage it does, says Alistair Farrow

The real cost of the Tories’ war on welfare reveals the truth behind it

16 August 2016
David Cameron and his crusading work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith made a mission of “reforming” benefits.

News in brief

03 May 2016
Judges rule against Tories|Liberty House to buy Tata?|DWP staff sick of cruel policy|Rich people live longer shock

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