DWP Admits Coffey And Duncan Smith Both Snubbed Disability Confident



By John Pring in Disability News Service.


Work and pensions secretary Therese Coffey has failed to sign up to her own much-criticised disability employment scheme, Disability Confident, her department has admitted.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has also admitted that Sir Iain Duncan Smith, who launched the scheme in 2013, when he was work and pensions secretary, has never become a member.

A DWP freedom of information response also shows other current and former work and pensions ministers apparently scrabbling to sign up after Disability News Service (DNS) first began asking questions about whether they were members of the scheme in the first week of March this year.

Like all MPs, Coffey (pictured, left) employs staff to assist with her parliamentary and constituency duties, which are separate to her role as secretary of state.


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