Atos and Capita blamed
The DWP had planned to have moved all working age claimants off DLA by the end of September 2017. However, the OBR says it now expects the DWP and its contractors, Capita and Atos, to reassess 35,000 fewer claimants per month in 2016-17, a 45% reduction. The OBR now believes that the reassessment process will not be completed until 2018-19.
The OBR’s ‘Economic and fiscal outlook’ document, written to accompany the chancellor’s Autumn statement warns that the DLA to PIP…
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