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Reports round-up - Dpac stages protests against Tory Universal Credit

Reports round-up - Dpac stages protests against Tory Universal Credit Activists in Disabled People Against Cuts (Dpac) held a day of action against Universal Credit (UC) on Wednesday of last week.

Universal Credit linked to rent arrears

Universal Credit linked to rent arrears Nearly three quarters of all tenants on the Universal Credit (UC) benefit in East Lothian, Scotland, are in rent arrears.

LETTERS: ‘I was made to go through interrogation by the state’

LETTERS: ‘I was made to go through interrogation by the state’ Plus, cuts to mental health services, South Africa after Zuma and more

Wry hitman fantasy shows wheelchair users’ reality in Kills on Wheels

Wry hitman fantasy shows wheelchair users’ reality in Kills on Wheels It’s no secret that disabled film roles tend to be played by able-bodied actors.

Court justifies councils’ race to bottom for disability assistants

Court justifies councils’ race to bottom for disability assistants The Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal against an earlier judgement allowing Oxfordshire County Council to cut Luke Davey’s social care package by almost half.

LETTERS: The UN tore the Tories to shreds on disabled people’s rights

LETTERS: The UN tore the Tories to shreds on disabled people’s rights In Geneva, Switzerland, last week, the United Nations (UN) disability committee told Britain’s government that its cuts have led to “human catastrophe”.

UN officials slam Tories for breaching disabled people's human rights

23 August 2017
Britain’s government is breaching disabled people’s human rights, a United Nations (UN) committee heard yesterday, Wednesday.

People hold big rallies to defend the NHS

06 June 2017
Thousands of people have rallied in support of the NHS in the last week, showing their outrage at the Tories’ attacks.

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

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.

'Removing guards removes our safeguard'—passengers denounce Southern Railway

11 April 2017
People protested at London Bridge station.

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.

‘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.

Reports round-up: Nazis drowned out in Alloa

14 March 2017
Nazis drowned out in Alloa

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.

Southern Rail deal should be rejected

07 February 2017
Southern Rail are proposing a deal to end the long dispute with Aslef and RMT unions but the promises fall well short of what is needed.

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.

Rights not games: Disabled People Against Cuts activist speaks out

08 September 2016
Why we blocked Westminster Bridge and are right to protest

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