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Influences and Consequences

Author: Mo Stewart

The Conclusion to the Preventable Harm Project 2009-2019

Mo Stewart has been one of the most important disability studies researchers in recent times. She has been leading the research into the malign influences that have created the human catastrophe of welfare reform with her Preventable Harm Project, which she has conducted for an impressive ten years, gaining a great deal of academic interest and endorsements as she exposed the realities of the ongoing reforms to the disabled community. Visit her website to explore more of her work here:


Influences and Consequences is the final project report which highlights the American corporate influence with UK welfare reforms, on route to the planned demolition of the welfare state and Mo’s book, Cash Not Care, provides the detailed survey of these changes and the reasons behind them.

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The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.

Influences and Consequences: The Conclusion to the Preventable Harm Project 2009-2019 © Mo Stewart 2019.

All Rights Reserved. No part of this paper may be reproduced in any form without permission from the publisher except for the quotation of brief passages in reviews.



Mo Stewart

Mo Stewart


Preventable Harm and the Work Capability Assessment

Preventable Harm and the WCA

Mo Stewart provides a brief overview of some of the most important elements in the development of a policy which is causing preventable harm to UK citizens.

State Crime by Proxy

State Crime by Proxy

In this paper Mo Stewart continues her research into the links between the DWP, Atos Healthcare & Unum Insurance.

From the British Welfare State to Just Another American State

From the British Welfare State

Mo Stewart argues that the current reforms of the welfare state were inspired by bogus research and the vested interests of US insurance firms.

Deleted BBC News Item on Unum

Deleted BBC News Item on Unum

In 2007 the BBC reported on the influence that a US insurance company was having on UK policy, in 2010 this item was deleted from BBC archives.

US Corporate Influence on UK Welfare Reforms

US Influence on British Welfare Reforms

Mo Stewart has been researching the damage caused by welfare reform and the malign influence of US private insurance companies.

Letters to the DWP

Letters to the DWP

Correspondence between Mo Stewart, the independent disability researcher, and officials at the DWP, reveals the difficulty of holding a bureaucracy to account.

Killed By The State? Social Policy Abused

Killed By The State?

Mo Stewart describes the outcome of 10 years of independent disability studies research into the social policies and malign foreign influences which have undermined the UK welfare state.

What Price Preventable Harm?

What Price Preventable Harm?

Mo Stewart summarises the conclusions of the Preventable Harm Project which examined the causes and impact of the flawed WCA.