UK disability rights criticised by UN inquiry
A United Nations inquiry has accused the government of failing to uphold the rights of disabled people in a whole range of areas, from health and housing to work and education.
Disability vehicles taken away
Thousands of people with disabilities have already had their adapted vehicles taken away, because of changes in the benefit system. Now the charity Muscular Dystrophy UK says 900 people each week are losing their cars or scooters because they’re being denied the new Personal Independence Payments.
Damian Green interview
Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green discusses the disability issue. He was officially giving interviews on today’s unemployment figures – which have fallen to their lowest level in a decade – so we started there.
FactCheck Q&A: do disabled people get a raw deal?
We know some disabled people are angry about changes to the benefits system. What are the facts?
FactCheck: the truth about disability benefits cuts
George Osborne insists the government is increasing the money it spends on disabled people, even as he is criticised for the latest cut. Who’s right?
FactCheck: the truth about welfare cuts
The Conservatives say they have to find £12bn from a £220bn welfare budget. Do the numbers add up – and where should the axe fall?
FactCheck: Cameron vs Miliband – the dodgy claims to watch out for
David Cameron and Ed Miliband make their big pitch to the nation tonight. Don’t want to get taken in by the spin? Read this first.
FactCheck: Cutting through the confusion on disabled benefits
People who claim now should not be worse off in the short term. That is an important point that charities have sometimes been guilty of failing to spell out.
FactCheck: Cuts to Disability Living Allowance
Rightly or wrongly, the government has taken steps to curb the trend of rising spending on DLA. About half a million people will be affected.
FactCheck: Will disabled people suffer under the Welfare Reform Bill?
“At time of writing, it remains unclear how the government attempts to make the two key numbers match up.”