61% of people affected by the social housing size criteria, commonly known as the Bedroom tax, are disabled or have a long term illness or health problem. Download our Welfare Reform factsheet.
Our position on Universal Credit, covering the difficulties caused by the UC system, which can result in Deaf and Disabled people being pushed further into debt and left struggling to pay for basic necessities; our concerns with new draft regulations; and our recommendations.
Universal Credit – Inclusion London’s response to the SSAC Committee’s consultation on the 2018 regulations
Inclusion London believes the Universal Credit (UC) system is not fit for purpose and should be stopped and scrapped. But unfortunately the government is determined to go ahead with the full rollout of UC, refusing even to halt it until the current problems have been addressed, therefore we have made suggestions to improve the Universal Credit regulations 2018 in our response.
Inclusion London and DPAC position paper on the PIP guidance and review of existing claims post the High Court’s decision in RF v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
The position paper includes our recommendations about the urgent steps the DWP needs to take, the changes to the guidance it should make and the principles it should follow during the review process.
Inclusion London’s evidence to the 2018 Work and Pensions Committee’s inquiry into benefit sanctions
Inclusion London is opposed to the sanctioning of benefits which evidence demonstrates has zero or negative impacts on employment outcomes for Disabled people while actively causing serious harm on a significant scale.
Winvisible have produced a briefing for professionals and others supporting people claiming ESA (Employment Support Allowance) or PIP (Personal Independence Payment) and for whom having to attend a face-to-face assessment would be harmful or inappropriate.
Work and Pensions Committee report on PIP and ESA assessments – “failing claimants and the public purse”
The Work and Pensions Committee has published a report on claimant’s distressing experiences of assessments for disability benefits PIP and ESA carried out for the Department of Work and Pensions by private contractors Capita, Atos and Maximus. The Committee says public contract failures have led to a loss of trust that risks undermining the operation of major disability benefits.
The poorest in society are being hit the hardest by changes to tax, social security and public spending reforms, and are set to lose 10% of their income. The Equality and Human Rights Commission reveals the effect of tax and welfare reforms since 2010 in a new report.