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Will the UK topple down a 'welfare cliff' in three months' time?

Will the UK topple down a 'welfare cliff' in three months' time? | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
The US turmoil over fiscal matters has a mirror in the crisis approaching the welfare state, argues Dan Silver, as use of UK food banks rises six-fold
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Disabled Man's Family Has Slammed Fit For Work Decision

Disabled Man's Family Has Slammed Fit For Work Decision | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
A Dundee family has hit out after a disabled man was deemed fit enough to work.
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#Remploy staff protest against factory closures

#Remploy staff protest against factory closures | Disability Issues | Scoop.it

Hundreds join demonstrations in London and Sheffield, accusing the government of betraying disabled workers.

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Labour slams Care Minister for insulting unpaid carers - Morning Star

Labour slams Care Minister for insulting unpaid carers - Morning Star | Disability Issues | Scoop.it

Shadow care minister Liz Kendall condemned her government counterpart today for making a careless comment urging people to do more to look after the elderly to stop them enduring a "dismal existence."

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Iain Duncan Smith says cutting welfare is difficult, but opens the door to withdrawing middle class benefits

Iain Duncan Smith says cutting welfare is difficult, but opens the door to withdrawing middle class benefits | Disability Issues | Scoop.it

IDS stresses the difficulty of cutting welfare, in light of George Osborne's call for further cuts to the Work and Pensions budget. The Chancellor said in his Budget speech: "If nothing is done to curb welfare bills further, then the full weight of the spending restraint will fall on departmental budgets."

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Mark Steel: Time to inflict pain on the terminally ill #Atos

Mark Steel: Time to inflict pain on the terminally ill #Atos | Disability Issues | Scoop.it

So here's one answer, we could pay a bit less to ATOS, a company that receives £100m a year from the Government for assessing who should be cut off from disability benefit.

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