Mo Stewart * ABSTRACT The Work Capability Assessment (WCA) is the functional assessment used in the UK by the Department for Work and Pensions to assess eligibility for the Employment and Support Allowance. This is the most recent income replacement benefit for chronically sick and disabled claimants who are unfit to work. Despite five consecutive…

We’ve had enough – End Detention Now! 7 May 2016 Assemble 1.30pm, British Library, 96 Euston Rd NW1 2DB On Saturday 7 May, simultaneous demonstrations at 8 UK detention centres and in 10 other countries (see below) are being held to demand their closure. In the UK alone, 30,000+ adults and children are imprisoned every…

Unsurprisingly joblessness has grown under the ConDems, a new TUC study reveals today. 500,000 more people were unemployed at the beginning of this year than in the same period in 2008. Northern England regions are currently the worst affected, with Yorkshire and Humberside counting 100,000 more out of work. Young workers are once again made the bear the…