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  • Tories must now come clean about where their £12bn of welfare cuts will be made

    A controversial option would be to pare benefits for the disabled. Taxing disability living allowance, personal independence payments and attendance allowance would save about £1.5bn. But Mr Cameron and Mr Osborne hinted during the election that the most vulnerable would be protected, and hitting the disabled would hardly chime with “compassionate Conservatism”.

    15 May 2015 | The Independent
  • Iain Duncan Smith privileged to serve in Conservative-only cabinet and finish the job of welfare reform

    The Chingford and Woodford Green MP's re-appointment as Work and Pensions Secretary was among the first to be announced today by David Cameron. His welfare reforms have brought sharp criticism from opposition parties, campaigners and charities, who say they push people further into poverty.

    12 May 2015 | East London and West Essex Guardian Series
  • HIV positive workers take less than a week off

    The majority of people living with HIV take less than four days off work a year but still find it hard to obtain financial products such as income protection and critical illness cover.

    07 May 2015 | FT Adviser
  • HIV and the general election - what we should be talking about

    The National AIDS Trust and HIV Scotland have joined together to identify the key priorities for the new Parliament which will reduce HIV transmission and improve the lives of people living with HIV across the UK.

    15 April 2015 | NAT press release
  • Guide for people living with HIV to disability benefit claims

    NAT (National AIDS Trust) has developed guidance for people living with HIV on how to provide relevant evidence for new disability benefits applications. 

    31 March 2015 | NAT press release
  • Income Protection and Critical Illness Cover non-existent for HIV-positive people

    Insurance provision for people living with HIV remains limited, Chris Morgan, lead adviser at Unusual Risks Mortgage & Insurance Services, has found. The firm asked major providers whether they would offer life insurance, income protection or critical illness cover to HIV-positive applicants.

    04 November 2014 | FT Adviser
  • The Impact of the Welfare Reform on People Living With HIV in England

    Based on a survey of 287 people diagnosed with HIV across England the report found that two-thirds of were affected by benefit changes, with nine out of ten reporting poorer health and limited access to HIV care as a result. Handling of the reforms is criticised in the report, in particular assessments and their failure in supporting some of the most vulnerable in our community.

    03 April 2014 | Positively UK
  • Thousands of HIV patients go hungry as benefit cuts hit

    Thousands of people with HIV have been left struggling in poverty by the Government's welfare reforms – with some unable to afford the basic food they need to fight their condition.

    23 February 2014 | The Independent
  • Long-Awaited 30% Rent Cap in New York to Become a Reality

    Today’s announcement by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio during his budget address—that he and Governor Cuomo have reached an agreement for an affordable housing protection for low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS—is a promising sign of what we can accomplish if we work together.

    17 February 2014 | Housing Works
  • The World Health Organization’s error on HIV self-infection in Greece adds insult to injury for HIV positive Greeks

    The idea that people would deliberately get a serious infection in order to stave off poverty is imaginary. What drove the spike in HIV infections in Greece in the past three years was not individuals living on the street but individuals dictating policy at the top, both among the Greek political class and the Troika of lenders, who should be blamed for austerity policies that have proven detrimental to public health.

    13 January 2014 | United Solidarity International
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