News - Welfare reform policies

GPs Slam Work Capability Assessments

In a letter to the BMA, UK Doctors have called for an end to Work Capability Assessments, describing the current system as Kafkaesque, while concerns continue to mount that the NHS is being placed under “intolerable strain” due to welfare reform policies.  An A4 sheet...Read more...

BMA Slam Austerity

The British Medical Association have roundly condemned the coalition’s austerity policies as detrimental to children’s lives.  Their new report, Growing Up in the UK, examines how changes to the welfare system are already impacting on the most vulnerable in society....Read more...

Bedroom Tax Controversy Continues

In another week of controversy over the bedroom tax, one MSP said that DWP representative, Peter Searle spoke “claptrap” as he gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee. Mr Searle suggested people affected by the measure could take in a...Read more...