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Until ESA is reformed, the rights won by generations of disability campaigners will evaporate

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The new Spartacus report proposes an alternative to the broken ESA system.

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People hit by Bedroom Tax choosing between eating and heating

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People hit by the hated Bedroom Tax are choosing between eating and heating, with three quarters cutting back on food bills, according to a new report.

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The Work Programme: just 1 in 20 ESA claimants have found work through the scheme

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The latest batch of Work Programme data were released today. New quarter; similar results: a programme doing acceptably for some, but for others not.

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DWP advises jobcentres on foodbank referrals

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The DWP has been advising jobcentres on referring benefit claimants to food banks – despite the government’s insistence that food banks do not form part of the welfare system.

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Three things you should know about benefit fraud ‘lie detector’ tests

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Why are local authorities permitted to squander taxpayers’ money on something that appears to be about as effective as homeopathy?

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DWP admits more lies and misdeeds re fake psych ‘test’

There has been considerable furore over the fake psychometric ‘test’ the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been forcing jobseekers to use under the threat of ‘sanction’ (immediate loss of benefits) since I revealed it in April and the Guardian newspaper published its own account of the story at the beginning of May.

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Benefit fraud accounts for just 0.7 per cent of welfare budget, official figures show

The latest report estimates fraud and error levels in the benefit system in Great Britain, published by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) today, found that benefit fraud accounts for just 0.7 per cent of the welfare budget.

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Comment: IDS and the DWP can run, but they can’t hide

Sue Marsh writes about the DWP’s refusal to send anyone on the radio to debate her on the ESA cuts.

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Unofficial figures show 70% on Work Programme still jobless after a year

Ahead of the official publication of Work Programme Outcome Statistics by ONS this morning, ministers have been preparing the ground for low expectations.

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Atos, Tory cuts and a diasbled man driven to hunger strike

Atos Healthcare, the company appointed by the government to test whether disabled people are ‘fit to work’, is at the epicentre of dogmatically-driven tragedy.

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