Feb 102013
 

The Public Accounts Committee this week published their report on the Work Capability Assessment and criticised the Department for Work and Pensions for their handling of the contract with Atos, for allowing them a monopoly and for being complacent about the numbers of wrong decisions.

See the reports through Black Triangle’s website:  http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/2013/02/08/public-accounts-committee-report-on-the-dwp-atos-contract-management-of-medical-services/

BBC news and Margaret Hodge, Chair of the Committee speaking: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-21376915

DPACers speaking to the media this week about the WCA:

John Smith and Kevin Watts were on Radio BBC Northampton:  (about 1 hour 6 mins into the programme): http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p013kwpk/Stuart_Linnell_at_Breakfast_OneThird_Of_Incapacity_Claimants_Are_Fit_For_Work/

Channel 4 were going to do a story but horse meat knocked it off the running order.