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    NHS BOSS SETS OUT A CASE FOR CASH BOOST

    The head of the NHS in England, Simon Stevens is set to use controversial claims used by Vote Leave, to put the case for cash boost in a speech later, according to reports by The BBC. The >>>

    Categories: Government And Reforms

    THERESA MAY PLEDGES TO REPLACE THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT 1983

    Prime Minister, Theresa May has pledged to replace the Mental Health Act 1983 with a new Mental Health Treatment bill, if the Conservatives are re-elected, Community Care, reports. According to Ms May, the new bill would introduce >>>

    Categories: Government And Reforms

    THE PRESENT FIRST PRIME MINISTER OF SCOTLAND IS TO PLEDGE AGAINST ANY PLANS TO PRIVATISE THE NHS

    The present First Prime Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon will pledge that “Scottish National Party (SNP) MP’s at Westminster will vote against any plans to privatise the NHS or cut health spending in England”, the Guardian reports. It is >>>

    Categories: Government And Reforms

    402 MILLION POUNDS WILL BE INVESTED IN COUNCILS WITH THE GREATEST HOMELESSNESS DEMAND FROM APRIL 2017

    According to the government, over the next couple of years, starting from April, £402m will be invested in councils with the greatest homelessness demand. Presently, funding is only used for homeless households and not for the prevention >>>

    Categories: Government And Reforms

    RULES AROUND PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENTS MAY CHANGE ON THURSDAY

    On Thursday, the rules around Personal Independence Payments, which aids with the extra costs of a long-term condition or disability, will change. Ministers have advised chief executives of over 30 charities which claimed that people will be >>>

    Categories: Government And Reforms

    THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN URGED BY THE BMA TO INCREASE HEALTH SPENDING BY 10 BILLION POUNDS

    The government has been urged by the British Medical Association (BMA) to increase health spending by £10bn in order to bring funding at par with other European economies and shore up the NHS. This increase in health >>>

    Categories: Government And Reforms

    MANY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REFUGES AT RISK OF CLOSING DUE TO HOUSING BENEFIT CAP

    According to the national domestic violence charity, Women’s Aid, “Two-thirds of women’s refuges in England are facing closure due to a change in the way housing benefit is paid to supported and sheltered housing”, the Guardian reports Women >>>

    Categories: Government And Reforms

    Data on disability benefits refused by DWP

    The Department for Work and Pensions has refused to release data on the impact of changes to the disability benefit system after a request under the Freedom of Information Act, for a second time. DWP officials have >>>

    Categories: Government And Reforms

    UN to investigate how welfare reforms will affect disability rights

    Officials from the Unite Nations will visit the UK to investigate whether the government’s welfare reforms are committing “grave violations” of the human rights of people with disabilities. A disability charity in Scotland has said it’s been >>>

    Categories: Government And Reforms

    Benefit cuts affecting 48,500 families in Liverpool

    A senior councillor has warned that the number of households who will lose out on benefits is likely to rise from 10 to 1,950. Analysis from Liverpool City Council has found that around 48,500 households are likely >>>

    Categories: Government And Reforms