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Sunak’s Tory budget gives away tax cuts to rich and big business

Sunak’s Tory budget gives away tax cuts to rich and big business Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s budget is Tory through and through. He promised a glut of tax cuts and giveaways for bosses and the rich—and threatened austerity for ordinary people in the future.

Tories refuse to accept protest letters from disabled people ahead of budget

Tories refuse to accept protest letters from disabled people ahead of budget The Tories snubbed some of the most vulnerable people in society ahead of this week’s budget, as they continued to prioritise the rich.

Dpac action + Clyde strikes + Local government pay

Dpac action  + Clyde strikes + Local government pay Workers are set to strike at the Coulport and Faslane naval bases on the Clyde from 12 March.

Scrapping Universal Credit £20 uplift will be ‘huge blow’

Scrapping Universal Credit £20 uplift will be ‘huge blow’ The fight is on to force the Tories to keep the £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit (UC).

Rich rats deserting sinking yachts for sealed bunkers

Rich rats deserting sinking yachts for sealed bunkers Not content with hiding away on private islands, the super-rich are now buying exclusive services to rescue them from pandemics, protests and climate catastrophes.

Cummings’ PR mates keep getting lucrative contracts

Cummings’ PR mates keep getting lucrative contracts A lobbying and PR firm co-founded by an ally of Dominic Cummings has been given two government contracts without competitive tenders during the pandemic.

Police forced to apologise for telling disabled woman to stop sitting on bench

18 April 2020
'It’s not the same for everybody because not everybody needs to sit down.'

Crucial care services are being withdrawn during coronavirus crisis

29 March 2020
Councils and care bosses are asking people to fend for themselves 

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

24 April 2018
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

27 February 2018
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’

26 February 2018
Plus, cuts to mental health services, South Africa after Zuma and more

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

12 September 2017
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

12 September 2017
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

28 August 2017
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.

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