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.
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.
Based on the experiences of Deaf and Disabled people we believe that sanctions are destructive and they drive Deaf and Disabled people further away from being able to find employment. We recommend that Deaf and Disabled people are no longer sanctioned.