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Press and Media 2015

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For media enquiries call 07590 929 441 (this number is for journalists only, it is not an advice or enquiry line).

Our press and media releases are listed in the yearly archives on the left hand side of this page.

Our press releases for 2015 are listed below in subject order.

DR UK as a whole

Our statement on the Queen’s speech - 28 May 2015

DR UK response to the Summer Budget - 8 July 2015

Disability Rights UK’s reaction to the 2015 spending review - 25 November 2015

Benefits

Disability Rights UK on the impact of sanctions - 13 January 2015

DR UK's training contract with Maximus - 26 January 2015

Why Disability Rights UK is providing training for fit-to-work assessments - Phil Friend Guardian article – 28 January 2015

Charities demand restoration of benefits value - 17 March 2015

Our response to the Work and Pensions Committee demand for an independent sanctions review - 24 March 2015

Disability Rights UK comments on the proposal to tax DLA/PIP - 30 March 2015

The true impact of welfare cuts - 6 May 2015

DR UK welcomes new Disability Minister - 12 May 2015

Comment on the leaked Government document proposing changes to work related activities group rules - 3 July 2015

PIP 20m legal challenge heard today: Our view - 14 July 2014

Disability Rights UK concerns about proposed tax credit reforms - 23 October 2015

Education, Skills and employment

Our Statement on the Government's response to DSA proposals - 2 December 2015

Our meeting with Ed Miliband - 12 January 2015

You and Yours: Philip Connolly on DSA - 16 January 2015

Our view on the report on Fluctuating conditions, fluctuating support: Improving organisational resilience to fluctuating conditions in the workforce - 23 January 2015

Access to Work changes: DR UK response - 12 March 2015

Our comment on the proposed Bill regarding disclosure of disabled employee numbers - 12 March 2015

Our view on the Specialist Employability Support providers announcement - 24 March 2015

Disability related barriers in the Civil Service - 27 March 2015

Our response to the Government's decision to defer changes to DSA - 27 March 2015

Access to Work: Call to members - 15 April 2015

7 Families: Not just about money - 21 April 2015

BBC In Touch: Liz Sayce on Access to Work - 1 July 2015

Disabled entrepreneurs and new technology - 21 July 2015

Little to cheer in Government response to Work and Pensions Committee Access to Work report - 18 September 2015

Hate crime

Safe hate crime reporting needed - 3 February 2015

Independent living

Marie Curie/Disability Rights UK End of life research results published - 11 February 2015

Our new Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning (DRILL) programme - 12 February 2015

Our reflections on David Blunkett’s speech for the Jack Ashley memorial lecture - 12 March 2015

Disabled peoples problems accessing primary care - 13 March 2015

Prescription charge rise hits patients say Prescription Charges Coalition - 1 April 2015

DR UK at the DRILL planning meeting - 16 April 2015

Sue Bott comments on Shared Lives Plus - 20 May 2015

Sue Bott's speech to the launch of the ILF’s 27 years of learning about providing independent living support - 5 June 2015

Our statement on the Independent Living Fund (ILF) closure - 29 June 2015

DR UK Independent Living Fund research cited by the BBC - 29 June 2015

DR UK gives evidence to Lords Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability - 14 July 2015

DR UK view on the announcement of the postponement of the cap on care costs to 2020 - 17 July 2015

Anger over NHS Trust disabled parking fees - 11 August 2015

Personal Health Budgets: Treat or treatment? -1 September 2015

Our position on the proposed Assisted Dying Bill - 10 September 2015

Disabled people take the lead on £5 million research project - 15 September 2015

Local Authority Care Act inplementation fails disabled people - 14 October 2015

Valuing the purple pound:How can disabled people reduce their cost of living and risk of poverty? - 3 November 2015

Sport and leisure

DR UK welcomes the new Government strategy for sport, Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation - December 2015