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National Assistance Amendment Acts and Determination of Needs Regulations.
National Insurance (NI) Act 1965 and the Ministry of Social Security Act (MSSA) 1966.
Publication by the Blair ‘New Labour’ administration of new social security green paper “New Ambitions for our Country: A New Contract for Welfare”, setting out the principles of welfare reform based on the idea of “welfare dependency”.
The Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 receives Royal Assent.
‘Permanent Health Insurance’ Westminster Hall debate by Clive Efford MP debated the increasing wrongful denial of PHI claims.
Ministers try again to remove the “substantial risk” clause from regulation 27, reversing the effect of the Court of Appeal ruling.
The Social Security Advisory Committee recommends that no change be made to regulation 27, and then withdraws its proposal to remove the safety net.
Publication of “Is Work Good for Health and Well-being?”, claims to provide evidence that work is good for health, which will be used by government to justify pressuring disabled people into work.
The New Labour government publishes “A New Deal for Welfare” green paper, introducing the new employment and support allowance, which will replace incapacity benefit and include conditionality for most claimants.
Tony Blair supports welfare shake-up, warning that unemployed people, single parents and those on incapacity benefit that they could no longer expect “a lifetime” on benefit.
Dr Alison Ravetz criticises government’s New Deal for Welfare warning of incalculable stress for those forced into work and predicting future harms.
New Labour commission report from investment banker David Freud on “reducing dependency” in the welfare system.
Welfare Reform Act 2007 receives royal assent, introducing changes that will impact millions of disabled people, including the new employment and support allowance (ESA) and the work capability assessment (WCA).
Labour’s work and pensions secretary Peter Hain vows to “rip up sicknote Britain.”
Labour announces the new work capability assessment for claiming employment and support allowance, with DWP claiming that “Fifty per cent of those who take the assessment will not pass it”.
Bid to regulate health care professionals carrying out work capability assessments fails.
David Freud suggests that less than a third of those claiming incapacity benefit are legitimate claimants.
Introduction of Employment and Support Allowance and the Work Capability Assessment – key elements of Labour’s welfare reform which aims to use conditionality to cut spending on out-of-work benefits.
Labour government voted out in general election, leading to formation of coalition between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats.
Labour’s shadow secretary of state for Work and Pensions claims Labour lost the 2010 election because it was not seen as tough enough on welfare.
MP raises concerns over the death of Colin Traynor, whose family say they “hold the Government…personally responsible”.
Rachel Reeves, the new shadow secretary of state for work and pensions, says Labour would be tougher on welfare than the coalition.
Labour MP speaks of “core visits” procedures, which are supposed to be followed when a  “vulnerable” person is sanctioned.
Rachel Reeves, Labour’s shadow secretary of state for work and pensions, says: “We are not the party of people on benefits.”
John McDonnell voices strong opposition to welfare reform and work bill
Second backbench WOW campaign debate hears of “hostile” and “dehumanising” benefits assessment system.
Mother of Jodey Whiting receives standing ovation at Labour fringe event.
MP reads list of 24 people whose deaths are linked to DWP policy, in Parliament.  
Shadow minister says he wants an inquiry into DWP deaths if Labour wins power.