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Charities slam Tories for forcing through disability benefit cuts despite House of Lords defeat

MPs voted 306-279 to cut Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) by £30 a week - ignoring peers and a Tory backbencher reports the Daily Mirror.

Dyslexic Starbucks supervisor demoted after making mistakes with paperwork wins disability discrimination claim

Starbucks has lost a disability discrimination case brought by a severely dyslexic supervisor who kept making mistakes with paperwork reports the Daily Mail.

Calls for probe into alleged disability discrimination at school after nearly 30 pupils expelled

The number of children excluded from a school accused of disability discrimination is now nearing 30, a meeting has been told, reports ITV News.

Disabled customer wins York Barbican legal challenge

A DISABLED customer has won a landmark legal battle over ‘discriminatory’ ticket pricing policies at York Barbican reports the York Press.

The Government may be about to scrap one of its harshest disability benefit cuts

David Cameron and the DWP have both declined to say whether the ESA WRAG cuts will go ahead reports the Independent

Lords defeat for ministers over disability benefit cuts

The government has been defeated in the Lords over plans to cut the benefits of people with illness and disabilities.

Employment and Support Allowance should not be cut - campaigners

Disability groups have written an open letter to Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, urging him to abandon planned cuts to a key benefit.

Channel 4 to launch 'year of disability'

Broadcaster to begin push to increase representation of disabled people, including 300,000 fund to foster new talent, at Rio Paralympics later this year

Partially blind man 'shoved and refused access to Waterloo bar because he had guide dog'

A partially sighted disability campaigner was allegedly shoved in the chest and refused entry to a bar by a bouncer because he had a guide dog reports the London Evening Standard.

Disability benefit tests have doubled in cost, says NAO

Disability benefit assessments have doubled in cost to £579m a year but targets are still being missed, the National Audit Office has said, reports BBC News.

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