To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) challenges have providers of personal independence payment health assessments made to auditors' rework requests and (b) of those challenges were successful in each of the last five years.
Independent audit data is available from July 2016. The table below shows the number of challenges, and challenges overturned made by providers to auditors for each calendar year since then.
Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10 and have been provided by the Independent Audit team.
Audit results overturned
The total number of audit results overturned equates to 1.1% of all audits from 2016 to present.
Independent audit began in 2016; prior to that the audit process was performed by the providers and so we do not hold information earlier than that year.
We have omitted stats for 2020 as there is only one month’s information.