DWP Quietly Hands Private Firms £600m Extra To Test Disabled People For Benefits

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  By Dan Bloom in The Mirror.   EXCLUSIVE: Atos and Maximus had their PIP and ESA contracts extended for the second time despite accusations they’re running a “failing” welfare system. Now the eye-watering cost to taxpayers can be revealed. Tory ministers are quietly handing private firms an extra £630 million to test sick and […]

Maximus Make “Jaw-Dropping” Profits From DWP Assessments


  By Katie Campbell in UNITE.   US-based firm Maximus have reportedly made “jaw-dropping” profits from carrying out assessments for disability benefits on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions, per an article in the Times. Maximus, who are based in Virginia, reported earnings at the Centre for Health and Disability Assessment doubled in the year from […]

Are PIP And ESA Assessments Working Well ?


    From   The Work and Pensions Committee launches a new inquiry on how the assessment processes for Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payments (PIP) are handled by Department for Work and Pensions contractors ATOS, Capita and Maximus, and how the application, assessment and appeals processes for these two benefits are working. Disparity between […]

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