By Dailyrecord.co.uk 3 Oct 2012 00:01
AN MSP has tabled a motion at Holyrood condemning the UK Government’s decision to hand Atos a £206million contract to strip people of their benefits.
The SNP’s Kevin Stewart raised the issue after discovering the French firm will pocket up to £40million for heaping misery on Scots and people in northern England.
The projection was revealed through a Freedom of Information request.
Although the figure was hidden by officials, Stewart was able to see it when he converted the PDF document to Microsoft Word.
The Record has highlighted the misery Atos caused by their humiliating assessments of whether the disabled should still receive benefits.
Aberdeen Central MSP Stewart said:
“What makes matters worse is that this £40million profit is only the tip of the iceberg as it only covers Scotland and the north of England.
“When you take into account the fact that similar contracts will be awarded across the rest of the UK, private companies will be laughing all the way to the bank.”