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Former DWP adviser tells MPs: ‘Fitness for work’ test needs radical surgery

Reposted from Disability News Service The former government adviser who carried out three independent reviews of the controversial work capability assessment (WCA) has told MPs that the test is “not working” and must be made more “humane”. Professor Malcolm Harrington … Continue reading

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Government Reviewer Opposed Rollout of ESA

Reblogged from Sue Marsh In 2008, Labour introduced a new out of work sickness benefit, Employment and Support Allowance, to replace the old Incapacity Benefit.  The new system of application and assessments was much tougher, and politicians originally hoped that … Continue reading

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