On 22 November 2012, the Select Committee on Work and Pensions published ‘Universal Credit implementation: meeting the needs of vulnerable claimants’.
Real progress on the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) has been made but pace and scope of improvements has been slower than hoped. These are part of Professor Malcolm Harrington’s findings in his Independent Review of the Work Capability Assessment – Year Three.
The Representation of the People (Members’ Job Share) Bill aims to introduce job sharing for MPs
The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland has compiled a series of advice notes to provide information on some of the legal and ethical aspects of mental health care and treatment in Scotland.
On 22 October 2012, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published ‘Out in the open: A manifesto for change’, a follow-up to its 2011 inquiry into disability-related harassment.
’Showcasing Disability Best Practice’ highlights the practical steps local employers in Northern Ireland are taking to boost employment opportunities for disabled people.
‘Holes in the Safety Net: The impact of Universal Credit on disabled people and their families’ is the report of an inquiry led by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.
Published by the ECNI in September 2012, ‘Showcasing Disability Best Practice’ highlights the practical steps local employers are taking to boost employment opportunities for disabled people.
Case No: CO/3833/2012 Date 17 July 2012 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2012/1928.html Discrimination grounds Disability Summary of case The Applicant was 21 years old. He suffered from ADHD and also had learning difficulties. Every Wednesday he attended a Youth Centre financed by the Council. He challenged the Council’s Revenue Budget for 2012/13 ‘in relation to the provision …
In September 2011, the EHRC published the final report of its inquiry into disability-related harassment. The Government published its response to the report in July 2012.