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Tories lose court case on Independent Living Fund

12 November 2013
The Court of Appeal last week upheld a legal challenge against the government’s decision to close the Independent Living Fund (ILF) in 2015.

Commonwealth Games disability rights protest

05 November 2013

Internal memos reveal fresh attacks on benefit claimants and job centre workers

29 October 2013
The government is changing the rules to make it harder for disabled people to appeal when it takes away their benefits.

Disability rights protesters take on Tories

22 October 2013
Disability activists protested at London’s Royal Courts of Justice on Monday of this week.

Save the Grange campaigners force mayor to talk

10 September 2013
Some 30 Unison activists, campaigners and parents protested at a youth event attended by Labour mayor Ian Stewart on Tuesday of last week.

Disability activists stage week of action

10 September 2013
Around 200 campaigners for disabled people’s rights protested at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in central London on Wednesday of last week. 

Disability protest blockades entrance to BBC

03 September 2013
Disabled people and their supporters blockaded the entrance to BBC offices in west London on Monday of this week

News in brief round-up

27 August 2013
Charities slam benefit tests | LGBT people face bigotry at work | Child poverty worse than 1960s

Court backs bedroom tax - but protests grow

30 July 2013
The Tories’ bedroom tax is pushing people to despair but resistance is growing too, reports Dave Sewell

Atos disability tests found ‘unacceptable’

23 July 2013
Thousands of disabled people found fit for work by hated contractors Atos healthcare were finally vindicated this week.

Hidden attack in new Universal Credit

11 June 2013
The new Universal Credit benefit could include a mechanism for landlords to chase up rent arrears.

Tory reform means 600,000 could lose their benefit

11 June 2013
The government will stop accepting claims for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) this week. 

Judges rule disability tests disadvantage people with mental health problems

28 May 2013
Judges have ruled that disability benefit tests disadvantage people with mental heath problems. 

TUC disabled workers conference calls for action

28 May 2013
Around 260 delegates attended last week’s TUC disabled workers’ conference. 

Benefit claimants launch legal battle over bedroom tax

21 May 2013
Ten claimants began a legal challenge against the bedroom tax on Wednesday of last week. 

Fight for benefit justice at TUC disabled workers' conference

21 May 2013
Hundreds of disabled trade unionists were set to meet for the TUC disabled workers’ conference in London on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

Independent Living Fund scrapped

30 April 2013
A legal battle between disability activists and the government has revealed plans to slash up to £320 million of support to severely disabled people.

Disability support workers strike back

23 April 2013
Some 150 workers at Thera East Midlands, which supports people with learning disabilities, struck on Thursday of last week over pay and conditions.

New test takes aim at disabled people

09 April 2013
Almost three million disabled people face new assessments from companies such as Atos healthcare, G4S and Capita. 

What makes disability?

05 April 2013
Roddy Slorach examines the history of the relationship between capitalism, work and disability

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