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25

Aug

Iain Duncan Smith and the misdiagnosis of ESA

Yesterday, in what was billed as a major speech on welfare reform, the Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith indicated that the Employment & Support Allowance benefit w…

  • Author: Ceri Hughes
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

20

Apr

Taxing disability benefits is plain wrong

Noting that many disability benefit recipients are in the top half of the income distribution as a justification for taxing them betrays a misunderstanding of the purpose of these …

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

16

Jul

Disabled people need to be at the centre of any attempt to tackle poverty

Yesterday we launched our evidence review on disability, long term conditions and poverty at the All Party Parliamentary Group on disability. Produced alongside Disability Rights U…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Income and Poverty

17

Apr

Is a 'safety net' the right thing for disabled people?

Disabled people have been especially hard hit by the cuts to the social security safety net. But is it a “safety net” that disabled people need? In the previous blogs in this seri…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

19

Sep

Monitoring Poverty in Wales

Today marks the launch of Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion in Wales 2013 report, our biennial report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.  Almost a quarter - 23% - …

  • Category: Income and Poverty

05

Jul

Three questions about tackling poverty

The latest version of the Welsh Government’s Tackling Poverty Action Plan was published this week. With not one but two Ministers (Jeff Cuthbert and his Deputy Vaughan Gething) no…

  • Author: Victoria Winckler
  • Category: Income and Poverty

08

Apr

DLA and PIP: how not to cut

Over the past few days, we have been assessing the benefit changes coming into effect this April but without criticising them simply because they hit people who are poor or disadva…

  • Authors: Peter Kenway, Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

05

Apr

The untold story of April's welfare changes

A great deal of attention has been paid to the many individual changes to social security that are taking place this month. Not known are the combined impacts – when individuals an…

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

27

Nov

Why the poverty rate can be misleading for disability

This year, for the first time, Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion featured a chapter on disability. This forced us to think about how we measure poverty among disabled people …

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Income and Poverty

03

Nov

Disability and mobility

The Low Review of the proposed withdrawal of DLA mobility from care home residents is a sharp reminder that disabled people have the same mobility needs as anyone else.Chaired by …

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform