Personal Independence Payment

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th October 2018.

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Photo of Marion Fellows Marion Fellows SNP Whip, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Small Business, Enterprise and Innovation)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Atos personal independence payment assessments have been randomly audited in each year for which information is available.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Please find attached numbers as requested. The numbers below relate to audits undertaken in order for the department to measure contractual quality service levels. The providers also conduct internal auditing to assure quality and these figures are not included.

With effect from 12 June 2017 Atos Healthcare changed the business name they use for PIP work from Atos to Independent Assessment Services (IAS). The number of IAS PIP assessments randomly audited is available from the commencement of the independent audit process in June 16.

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from June 2016

2017

2018 to August

IAS

6864

11585

7833

DWP Independent Audit MI

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