Posts Tagged ‘Incapacity Benefit’

Commons debate on Atos now likely next month

by Michael Meacher.

This week I sought an early debate on the appalling injustices of the Atos work capability assessments from the Commons backbench business committee. I’m very pleased that the committee has told me that “it is keen to see a debate on this issue, and so hopes to allocate time in January 2013″. I hope therefore […]

The labour market scam gets under way

by Michael Meacher.

As the first pilot schemes for getting claimants off Incapacity Benefit and into work have judged that 70% were fit for work, the real attitude of the Tories towards unemployment is becoming painfully clear.   Their Work First model of active labour market policy is defined by increasingly punitive approaches to conditionality and compulsion, the […]

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