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Who is the company behind the Work Capability Assessment (WCA)

At this years Welfare to Work Conference concerns were raised with both Lord Freud and Chris Grayling MP about the WCA

But who is the company at the heart of the Work Capability Assessments?

The company is called Atos Healthcare and it is assessing IB claimants at around 50,000 per month.

According to reports Atos Healthcare is finding that only 5% of claimants are unfit to work.

A third of those being judged ‘Fit for Work’ are disputing the decision and 40% win their appeal.

This figure increases to 70% for those who have legal representation.

Minister for Employment Chris Grayling MP has announced that there is a review of the WCA to ensure that the assessment is fair. But he added that the government would not be rolling back on their commitment to help people into work.

Atos Healthcare have outlined what claimants can expect in their;


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