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Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article titled “Atos to process Northern Ireland benefits” was written by Mark Say, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 16th August 2011 16.22 Europe/London

Northern Ireland’s Department for Social Development has awarded Atos Origin a contract to provide support services for benefits processing.

The deal will run for seven years with options to extend for a further three and is valued at £82.2m. It is essentially a business process outsourcing deal for the delivery of medical services and supporting administration, but will also involve the implementation of IT systems to support the operation.

A spokeswoman for Atos Origin told GGC that the company will make use of the IT systems that it uses to deliver a similar service for England and Wales.

The company’s management of sickness benefit assessments was criticised by MPs in July. Work and pensions select committee chair Anne Begg said: “There have been failings in the service Atos Healthcare has provided, which has often fallen short of what claimants can rightly expect. This has contributed significantly to the mistrust which many claimants feel about the whole process.”

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Comments
  • Adam Lotun Wda on Facebook August 28, 2011 at 12:43 am

    I know this will be in bad taste, but how long will it b before their offices are bombed?…

  • Adam Lotun Wda on Facebook August 28, 2011 at 12:43 am

    I do mean that seriously though…

  • Willow Jacky on Facebook August 28, 2011 at 12:51 am

    ireland wont stand for any mucking about

  • Willow Jacky on Facebook August 28, 2011 at 12:52 am

    oh dear – did they really want to go prodding a stick into a paddy…oh dear oh dear….

  • Ada September 1, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    I tell you what– you are so on the money it isnt even funny- they will be bombed and burned outta town- hell they might even get a NI special in the kneecaps 🙂
    come on ATOS come over to Northern Ireland

  • northern ireland atos victim April 24, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Their here and their at the same dirty dealings that they got up to in England, Scotland and Wales.

    We wait with baited breath for our politicians to sack the lying cheats

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