UN Investigates ‘Grave And Systematic’ UK Human Rights Violations – Call For Evidence
The United Nations team are also expecting to meet with the Equality and Human Rights Commission, members of parliament, individual campaigners and disabled people’s organisations, representatives from local authorities and academics.
Women To Bear The Brunt Of Tory Tax Credit Cuts
An analysis by the Resolution Foundation shows that a single parent working full-time could be left £1,500 a year worse off, despite receiving a £700 pay rise from the so-called ‘National Living Wage’.
Tearful Tory Voter Berates Minister Over Tax Credit Cuts (Video)
A former Tory voter has placed tax credit cuts firmly back on the political agenda, after berating a Tory minister on BBC Question Time.
Right To Buy Could Decimate Social Housing For Generations To Come, Research Shows
Government plans to expand ‘Right To Buy’ to the social housing sector could result in the loss of up to 7,000 homes a year, damning new research shows.
Iain Duncan Smith To Press Ahead With ‘Unjust’ Disability Benefit Cuts
Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith MP, is to press ahead with plans to slash benefits for hundreds of thousands of sick and disabled people.
Disability Hate Crime Soars 25% In Only A Year – And That’s Only Reported Incidents
Figures published by the Home Office reveal that 2,508 disability motivated hate crimes were reported and recorded by the police in 2014/15, up 25% from 2,006 in 2013/14.
Government Accused Of Covering Up Negative Impact Of Tax Credit Cuts
The government has been accused of trying to hide the negative impact of its changes to tax credits after producing an analysis that fails to show how poorer families will be hit.
Kinship Carers At Risk Of Poverty And Debt Due To Welfare Cuts, Says Charity
Adults who bring up child relatives, saving the state billions in care costs, are threatened by tax credit cuts and benefit cap, says Family Rights Group.
Welfare Cuts: Two Hundred Disabled People Lose Motability Car Each Week
Estimates suggest that between 150 to 200 disabled people lose their right to a Motability vehicle each week, after being transferred from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to the new Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
Labour To Oppose Tory Austerity Charter
In what may be described as a u-turn, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has written to Labour MPs urging them to “underline our position as an anti-austerity party” by opposing the Government’s charter.
Disabled EastEnders Star Blasts Supermarket Trolls
Disabled EastEnders star, Lisa Hammond, has slammed supermarket trolls for questioning the severity of her disability.
Workers Forced To Go In Sick As Tory Austerity Cuts Bite
A survey of nearly 600 employers found that nearly a third have seen an increase in so-called ‘presenteeism’, but more than half of those surveyed haven’t taken any steps to discourage it.
Cameron Responds To Question Time Tax Credits Complaint
The government has been forced to defend its plans to cut tax credits after a former Tory voter broke down in tears on the BBC’s Question Time and accused the party of betraying her and thousands of others.
Junior Doctors Demand More Concessions From Jeremy Hunt
Rank-and-file junior doctors have warned Jeremy Hunt he must make further concessions on proposed new contracts to prevent them striking or taking other industrial action over pay and weekend working.
Half Of World’s Wealth Now In Hands Of 1% Of Population – Report
Global inequality is growing, with half the world’s wealth now in the hands of just 1% of the population, according to a new report.
Family Life More Important Than Big Wages, Study Finds
An annual salary of around £37,000 is the nation’s tipping point – when the extra money isn’t worth the sacrifice, responsibility and stress that comes with it, a study has found.
PMQs: Corbyn Accuses Cameron Of Limiting Life Chances Of Children
Labour leader challenges PM with quotes from single mother of disabled child who will lose £1,800 under Tory cuts.