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Alan McArdle
Alison Ravetz
Amber Rudd
Angus Robertson
Ben Baumberg Geiger
Black Activists Rising Against the Cuts
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Boris Johnson
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British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
British Medical Association
British Psychoanalytic Council
British Psychological Society
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Carol Black
Centre for Welfare Reform
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Child Poverty Action Group
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Chloe Smith
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Citizens Advice
Colin Traynor
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David Cameron
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David Gauke
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Department of Social Security
Diane Hullah
Disability Murals Project
Disability News Service
Disability Rights UK
Disabled People Against Cuts
Disabled People’s Direct Action Network
Disabled People’s Organisations
Dolly Sen
Dr Paul Litchfield
Dr Stephen Carty
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Equality and Human Rights Commission
Errol Graham
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Frances McCormack
George Osborne
Gordon Waddell
Hannah Kemp-Welch
Iain Duncan Smith
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Jackie Doyle-Price
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Jane Bence
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National Assistance Amendment Acts and Determination of Needs Regulations.
UK Conservative Government tries to minimise 1980s unemployment figures by misrepresenting statistics and also misleadingly encouraging the moving of unemployed people onto disability benefits.
Peter Lilley (secretary of state for social security) talks about “closing down the something for nothing society” and tightening up on “scroungers” and “bogus asylum seekers”.
US insurance company Unum Provident advise the UK government on ‘welfare reform’ to reduce the number of claimants of long-term sickness benefits.
The Social Security (Incapacity for Work) Bill and research paper published, discussing role of GPs in determining access to benefits.
Social Security (Incapacity for Work) Act 1994 receives royal assent.
Key measures from the Social Security (Incapacity for Work) Act 1994 come into force, including replacing Invalidity Benefit with Incapacity Benefit, and introducing the points-based All Work Test, as well as regulation 27 – providing a ‘safety net’ for those who faced a ‘substantial risk’ of harm if they were found capable of work.
Department of Social Security says removing ‘significant risk’ regulation is ‘neutral’ despite providing a ‘safety net’ for those facing a ‘significant risk’ of harm if found capable of work. This means the committee does not see a formal referral and the regulation is approved by parliament (the removal will later be found to be unlawful).
Clinicians appointed by the DSS removal of regulation 27, which provides vital safeguarding to those whose mental and/or physical health is ‘substantial risk’ if found fit to work.
Regulation 27 ‘substantial risk’ – a key safety net for claimants at risk of serious harm if they are found fit for work – is removed from regulations.
Labour government voted out in general election, leading to formation of coalition between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats.
Budget reveals plans to slash spending on disability living allowance through a new assessment process.
Prime minister adds to “benefit scrounger” rhetoric aimed at claimants of incapacity benefit.
Professor Malcolm Harrington publishes his first independent review of the Work Capability Assessment, finding that the system is “impersonal” but not “broken” (later evidence would emerge that he had not been informed by DWP of the coroner’s report for Stephen Carré.)
Iain Duncan Smith tells Conservative party conference that incapacity benefit is abused and open to fraud.
Commons invokes financial privilege to pass the Welfare Reform Act 2012, quashing Lords amendments to soften changes to the benefits system.
Welfare Reform Act, which introduces universal credit and introduces the “bedroom tax”, receives royal assent.
MP raises concerns over the death of Colin Traynor, whose family say they “hold the Government…personally responsible”.
George Osborne refers to welfare claimants as “sleeping off a life on benefits” in speech to Conservative party conference.
David Cameron tells The Sun that the welfare system has “lost its way” and become a “lifestyle choice for some”
Peter Lilley, security secretary in John Major’s government and one of the architects of the Work Capability Assessment, says he has “no regrets” and denies insurance industry influence.
Employment minister says there is no formal policy to liaise with agencies after a sanction.
Iain Duncan Smith tells claimants to “work your way out of poverty”.
Welfare reform and work bill has its first reading in parliament.
Iain Duncan Smith accuses government of deliberately attacking disabled people through “indefensible” cuts because “they don’t vote for us”.
Government leaks UN committee on the rights of persons with disabilities report to Mail on Sunday in attempt to discredit its findings.
Portraying UK disabled people as “parasites” could lead to “violence and killings”, says UN chair.
Windrush scandal shows UK Government threatening, detaining, and deporting Commonwealth citizens. 
Joy Dove, Jodey Whiting’s mother, vows to fight on for Justice for Jodey.
Former work and pensions secretary admits harsh benefit cuts were responsible for rising poverty.
Families outraged after government hands award to DWP safeguarding team for “outstanding contribution”.
DWP refuses to publish figures that would show how disabled people seeking to claim universal credit are experiencing the WCA process
Government brands Disability News Service ‘vexatious’ for trying to obtain information on 90 DWP deaths.