25 June 2020
What: The Equality and Human Rights Commission admits that, “due to the pandemic”, it will not be able to carry out an inquiry into links between DWP and the deaths of disabled claimants. It was first approached by Labour’s Debbie Abrahams in April 2019. It later emerges that the commission failed to consult its own committee of disabled advisers before reaching this decision.
Why significant: This was another blow to the hopes of many for an independent inquiry into links between DWP and the deaths of claimants.