The Green Paper & I, Daniel Blake

After a year of false starts, three Secretaries of State, and a change of colour from… Read more

The return of the stricter WCA?

The Work Capability Assessment (WCA) has for several years now been widely felt to be a… Read more

How can we assess work capability in the ‘real world’?

This is a guest post by Elina Rigler, who has a background in research and – together with… Read more

Does the WCA really penalise poorer people?

Yesterday the Guardian posted an article with the headline ‘‘Biased’ fit for work tests penalise poorer… Read more

The disability & employment agenda in 2016

I’m now back after my brief time in DWP – and it’s great to be able to… Read more

The end of the WCA? Reaction to IDS’ speech

The Secretary of State, Iain Duncan Smith MP, seemed last week to say he will end… Read more

Spartacus on the Budget and ESA WRAG

A quick post just to note that the Spartacus coalition of disability activists has released a… Read more

Why the Budget’s cut to ESA may backfire

One of the lessons we learnt from Gordon Brown’s budgets is that some announcements can seem… Read more