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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Benefits & Work Publishing: Why Claimants Died Plus The Cover Up That May See IDS On Trial

Why Claimants Died Plus The Cover Up That May See IDS On Trial

Dear Reader,

The DWP finally released very heavily redacted versions of the 49 peer reviews into claimant deaths last week.

In fact, some of the documents have been so heavily redacted that there is literally nothing left other than headings and standard text. Every word of substance, including details of lessons learned and recommendations for the future has been redacted.

Yet, the documents still reveal a great deal.

Most of the reports appear to be about claimants being forced off incapacity benefit (IB) and onto employment and support allowance (ESA).

In at least six of the 29 reports that contain any detail, there was a failure to even identify claimants as vulnerable, let alone offer them additional support...

More at http://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/news/3510-18may-2016-update

Dude Swheatie of Kwug adds regarding what the above reveals of DWP corporate culture, I am reminded of staff trade union posters that the DWP tried to ban

  1. See the posters the government tried to ban - PCS

    Managers in government call centres have been taking down union posters that expose the brutal way workers are told to treat people on benefits.

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