PIP system creates a great deal of stress (letter)

April 19, 2017 admin 0

THE article on the loss of disability payments contained some interesting and revealing statistics (The Press, April 17). As many people will know, the Disability […]

Labour raises concerns over rise in rejected disability benefit claims

April 17, 2017 admin 0

Labour has raised concerns over a spike in the number of people having claims for personal independence payments (PIP) rejected. Figures obtained by former work and pensions […]

Disability benefits: PIPs assessment firms ‘to get extra £200m’

April 16, 2017 admin 0

Two private firms that assess people claiming disability benefits will get nearly £200m more than officials had originally expected, figures suggest. The UK government had […]

Labour accuses DWP of ‘rewarding failure’ with payouts to Atos and Capita

April 14, 2017 admin 0

Ministers have come under fire after it emerged that private contractors would be paid millions more for providing controversial disability benefit assessments. Labour accused the DWP […]

‘Distrust’ in PIP system, says review

April 7, 2017 admin 0

Claimants of the government’s disability benefits programme have an “inherent distrust” of the system, an independent review has found. The second review of Personal Independence […]

Disabled students fear for their future as independence payments cut

April 6, 2017 admin 0

With a clampdown on PIP and related benefits, students such as Lauren Hall are struggling to finish their degrees For three years, Lauren Hall, a […]

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Mouse Models Respond to CK-2127107

March 27, 2017 admin 0

Cytokinetics’ next-generation fast skeletal troponin activator CK-2127107 improves muscle function in mouse models of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), according to a preclinical trial study. The […]

Charities’ plea over Personal Independence Payments

March 15, 2017 admin 0

The chief executives of more than 30 charities have written to ministers urging them not to restrict access to a disability benefit. The rules around […]