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Judges find DWP ‘fitness for work’ test breaches the Equality Act and is illegal

Originally posted on Vox Political:
Despair: It’s what many people who have mental illness feel when faced with the DWP’s Work Capability Assessment regime. Now there is a light at the end of the tunnel. A judicial review has ruled…

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Your Money or your Life (or, Who Gives Atos?)

High Court rules Work Capability Assessment arguably unlawful. Judicial Review of Work Capability Assessment Granted. Tonight, Monday 30th July, both Channel 4’s Dispatches and BBC’s Panorama explore the controversial methods used in assessing the most vulnerable sick and disabled people’s … Continue reading

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DWP ‘try to ban’ PCS posters about number of callers who threaten suicide because of cuts to disability benefits

Managers in government call centres have been taking down union posters that expose the brutal way workers are told to treat people on benefits. Bosses in the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) said the notices were offensive and an … Continue reading

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