Assessment disgrace: ‘Fit for work’ man dies before ESA appeal can be heard

Disability benefit assessors have been widely criticised for deciding wrongly that people are ‘fit to work’. The situation is a disgrace, the criticism is well deserved. There have been a number of examples, but none more tragic than the case of Phillip Balderson. He had terminal cancer, but received a Department for Work Pensions (DWP) … Continue reading Assessment disgrace: ‘Fit for work’ man dies before ESA appeal can be heard

Disability PIP Figures Released but Were they Buried to Avoid the Media?

Terrible facts about the UK government’s Personal Independence Payments (PIP) crept out almost unnoticed towards the end of last month. I find the way those important figures were released was both despicable and cynical. And that’s because the unpalatable facts were not given in the House of Commons as you might expect. Instead, they were placed … Continue reading Disability PIP Figures Released but Were they Buried to Avoid the Media?