Iain Duncan Smith Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Dear Secretary of State, We are deeply concerned by your decision to award the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) contract to private contractor Maximus, rather than bring the work back … Continue reading →
Workfare is forcing people to work for free using the threat of sanctions (removal of welfare benefits). DWP Workfare schemes have already led to thousands relying on food handouts, caused or aggravated mental health issues, suicides and homelessness. Yet unbelievably, despite this being well documented and researched, a charity who work with homeless peopl […]
#StopChanges2ATW welcome the findings of the Work and Pensions select committee inquiry into Access To Work (ATW) published today. The 31 recommendations reflect the considerable difficulties Deaf and disabled people have experienced with the scheme since changes were introduced by the Department of Work and Pensions over the past year to what was previously […]
The Department for Work and Pensions has released their most recent quarterly report including amongst other statistics, details about the number of sanctions for Jobseekers Allowance both under the ‘old regime’ and under the ‘new regime’. This article also contains information on ESA sanctions. Jobseekers Allowance sanctions To June 2014, there has been 6.2 […]
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A new page http://refuted.org.uk/donotsign/ has been created to cover the important topic of why “There is no mandatory requirement for individuals to sign specific forms when participating in Back to Work (BtW) schemes, including Help to Work (HtW)” Filed under: #DoNotSign