MPs suggest minister ignored ‘fitness for work’ re-test concerns

By John Pring, Disability News Service, Friday 3rd August 2012

Questions have been raised over a government minister’s failure to listen to serious concerns about the controversial “fitness for work” test.

The concerns emerged after the airing of two prime-time television documentaries this week, both focusing on the operation of the test used to assess eligibility for the new out-of-work disability benefit, employment and support allowance (ESA).

A Channel 4 investigation through its Dispatches strand on Monday evening was immediately followed by a Panorama expose on BBC Two, and both heavily criticised the work of Atos Healthcare, the company which carries out the work capability assessments (WCA) for the government.

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2 thoughts on “MPs suggest minister ignored ‘fitness for work’ re-test concerns

  1. Humanity2012 says:

    This is Disgusting We need a CARING Government Not a Cuckooland Government

    Scrap the Work Capability Assessment and Constitutional Protection for thew
    Welfare Benefits of the Poor and Vulnerable

  2. Humanity2012 says:

    This is More Important than the Olympics Circus

    This is about the Quality of Life for Humans

    Politicians Ignorant and Thick they make me Feel Sick

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