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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Atos Healthcare: Standards (2 Dec 2016)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of whether the premises used by Atos Healthcare to conduct personal independence payment (PIP) assessments at Queensbury House, Brighton (a) complies with relevant equalities legislation, (b) offers sufficient protection of confidentiality to those attending assessments, (c) has toilets accessible on the same...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (1 Dec 2016)

Penny Mordaunt: It is a contractual requirement for providers to undertake claimant satisfaction reviews. Claimant satisfaction reviews are undertaken by a third party on behalf of Capita and Atos, and only after the case has been returned to the department. Reviews would normally be conducted by telephone, but in the event the customer is unable to be contacted by telephone a survey is issued via the post...

Contaminated Blood and Blood Products (24 Nov 2016)

Nicola Blackwood: ...next year, we can take that money forward. I would also like to address the concerns that have been raised about the tendering for the scheme. The shadow Minister is, I am afraid, not quite correct that Capita and Atos have already bid to administer the scheme. The invitation to tender has not yet been issued, so no initial bids have been received so far. We intend to issue the invitation...

Scottish Parliament: Social Security (23 Nov 2016)

George Adam: ...process. To be assessed less than a year since my original assessment makes me feel like a benefits scrounger, a cheat, as if they are trying to catch me out. Living with MS on a day to day basis is hard enough without being scrutinised by the DWP/ATOS”. When we design our new system, we need to prove that dignity and respect are more than just words; we must ensure that they are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (21 Nov 2016)

Margaret Ferrier: I was recently contacted by a constituent who was asked to complete an evaluation form at the end of a PIP assessment and who alleges that the Atos healthcare professional who conducted the assessment stood over her and watched as she completed the paperwork. I am sure the Minister will share my alarm that people may feel menaced into giving favourable feedback. Will she agree to personally...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces Covenant (17 Nov 2016)

Mark Lancaster: ...of them can be viewed at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/armed-force-corpor ate-covenant-signed-pledges Some of our major contractors who have signed the Covenant are: Airbus Amey Atkins Atos Babcock BAE Systems Boeing Capita Carillion Compass Group Deloitte EY G4S General Dynamics Hewlett Packard Interserve KBR KPMG Leonardo PwC Rolls Royce Serco Sodexo Thales

Autumn Statement Distributional Analysis, Universal Credit and Esa (16 Nov 2016)

Damian Hinds: ...announced in last summer’s Budget. ESA was originally introduced—I am happy to acknowledge the bipartisan parts of this debate—in 2008 by the then Labour Government. The expectation at that time was that the Atos-run assessment process would place the clear majority of claimants into the work-related activity group, leaving a relatively smaller number in the support...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Parkinson's Disease (14 Nov 2016)

Penny Mordaunt: ...the nearest 100. “-“denotes nil or under 50.SG – Support Group WRAG – Work Related Activity GroupThe outcome recorded is the final DWP Decision Maker’s decision or the recommendation made by the Atos Healthcare Professional where the Decision Maker’s decision is not yet available.The data presented above comes from benefit claims data held by the...

Outsourcing and Tax Credits (4 Nov 2016)

Louise Haigh: ...is still embedded deep within our social security system. The company Maximus is still operating a 500 million contract to deliver the work capability assessments for personal independence payments conducted by Atos that are causing deep distress for thousands. If having a trade-off between profit maximisation and the principles of our welfare system has been deemed inappropriate for...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (3 Nov 2016)

Penny Mordaunt: ...contractual targets, payments and penalties for Personal Independence Payment and Employment Support Allowance assessment contractors can be found on the Government’s Contract Finder website: Atos Healthcare for PIP assessments in Northern England and Scotland – Lot 1 http://data.gov.uk/data/contracts-finder-archive/contract/69 5721/ Capita for Central England and Wales...

Scottish Parliament: Welfare Conditionality Study (2 Nov 2016)

Clare Haughey: ...time diagnosed with severe epilepsy and was therefore simultaneously under the care of two senior consultants who both, individually, confirmed his inability to work long term. He was forced to attend an Atos assessment with his leg in plaster and using crutches, but was deemed to be fit to work due to his ability to use his fingers to text on his mobile phone. That ability was used to...

Concentrix (26 Oct 2016)

Peter Dowd: ...not hear from the claimant, their tax credits were stopped summarily. I do not know whether Ministers were consulted on, or asked to sign off, that process. I asked that question last week, but did not receive an answer, so I ask them to enlighten us. Even Atos did not have the power to withdraw benefits. Concentrix was given carte blanche to do so, in a licensed way, by the Government,...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (19 Oct 2016)

Phil Boswell: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether personal independence payment (PIP) assessors employed by (a) his Department, (b) Capita and (c) Atos Healthcare have targets of how many PIP claims they (i) reject and (ii) accept.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (19 Oct 2016)

Diana R. Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of (a) Atos and (b) Capita personal independence payment assessments have been carried out in the applicant's home in the most recent period for which figures are available.

Concentrix: Tax Credit Claimants — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] (18 Oct 2016)

Peter Dowd: .... That is what makes the contract so unique: the vast power Concentrix had to act on putative information. Jon Thompson, the chief executive of HMRC, confirms that in this novel approach, it was the first time such checks had been carried out by an external provider. Even Atos did not have the power to withdraw benefits. Concentrix had carte blanche. The Government were in fact planning to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (18 Oct 2016)

Phil Boswell: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse is of the contracts with (a) Capita and (b) ATOS Healthcare for the assessment of personal independence payments.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Autism (17 Oct 2016)

Penny Mordaunt: ...and the person’s experience of it are appropriate. He is quite wrong to say that these are not healthcare professionals. Both our assessment providers’ training covers autism. Capital and Atos give their health professionals specific information that has been developed by the National Autistic Society.

Tax Credits: Concentrix - Statement (14 Sep 2016)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, I, like others, am delighted that we are bringing a lot of this back in-house—quite rightly so. We have had the history of G4S, Atos and now Concentrix. First, HMRC must introduce the system that applies to other benefits used by DWP, which is that before a decision to cut benefits is implemented, it is reviewed by a mandatory decision-maker—a more senior officer within...

Social Security (14 Sep 2016)

David Anderson: ...to ESA that hurt those suffering from disease and injury, a benefits caps that does not rise with inflation, cuts to council tax credits, and cuts to crisis loans. We must also never forget that 42% of those deemed fit for work by Atos were actually declared unfit on appeal—a damning indictment of the Conservative party. I could go on and on. Welfare reform was intended by this...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (9 Sep 2016)

Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether Atos and the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments are required to refund costs incurred by people in supplying the medical information to those bodies required by his Department.


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