Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Press Releases

Scotland Urged To Make ‘Clear Commitment’ On Mitigating ‘Bedroom Tax’

Commons Select Committee says both Governments should expedite the necessary procedures to enable the Scottish Government to lift the cap on DHPs

We’ll Tackle The ‘Scandal’ Of Low Pay, Say Labour

Labour will pledge to restore the link between average earnings and the minimum wage, says Ed Miliband

Controversial Appointment To Cheshire East Caring Together Board

Caring Together is part of the wider NHS reorganisation of health and social care across eastern Cheshire.

Universal Credit Could Lead To ‘Increased Risks Of Fraud And Error’, Say Work And Pensions Committee

The official estimated benefit fraud rate is 0.7% but the general public’s misperception is that it is some 34 times higher.

Wales Leading The Way In Tackling Hate Crime, Says Communities Minister

The Framework covers hate crime of all kinds including race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and age.

Improvements To Adult Social Care Complaints Process Make It ‘Easier’ To Raise Concerns

People who want to raise concerns about adult social care in England can now benefit from a new arrangement between the sector’s regulator and ombudsman.

Welfare Reform Impacting On Mental Health, Say SNP

Scottish National Party (SNP)  Press Release: The Scottish National Party has criticised the UK government for failing benefits claimants with mental health problems. Speaking in a Westminster Hall debate today on Improving the Employment and Support Allowance application process for...

Universal Credit Project In Disarray

There has already been a succession of timetable alterations and given the lack of control over the project it seems inevitable that there will be further delays and problems.

Private Taxi Firms ‘Taking Advantage’ Of Disabled People – Petition

Petition calls on the Government to enact Section 165 of the Equality Act 2010 to stop Private Hire Operators taking financial advantage (overcharging) of wheelchair & disabled passengers.

Public Sector Job Cuts Blamed For £1,800 Drop In Annual Salaries

Factor in inflation, and average advertised salaries have fallen by £2,358 in real terms since March 2013, the jobs search engine Adzuna claim.

Disabled ‘Deeply Distrustful’ Of Any Labour Reform To ‘Fit For Work’ Tests

Labour should realise that disabled people are deeply distrustful of any Labour reform of a Work Capability Assessment system, which Labour introduced with the stated aim of removing 1 million claimants from the benefit system

Mental Health Service Users Publish Healthwatch Handbook

The handbook includes advice on conducting ‘enter and view’ visits to mental health services, effectively involving people with experience of mental health conditions.

Coronation Street Stars Support The Save Independent Living Fund Campaign

Stars of Britain’s longest running soap joined disabled people in their campaign to Save the Independent Living Fund (ILF).

Bedroom Tax Vs Mansion Subsidy

Press Release: Cheshire East Council Labour councillors supported a proposal to consider removing council tax discounts for single people living in houses above average size (band E and above).

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