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Sunday, 10 January 2016

Fit to work assessments by DWP cost more money than they save, leaving taxpayers to foot the bill for Iain Duncan-Smith's failure

The Government is spending more money assessing whether people are fit to work than it is saving in reductions to the benefits bill, a damning official report has revealed

The study by the National Audit Office (NAO) found that the Department for Work and Pensions is handing over £1.6bn over the next three years to private contractors who carry out the controversial health and disability assessments.

But at the same time, the Government’s own financial watchdog has warned that savings in benefits payments are likely to be less than a billion pounds by 2020 as a result of the new tests.



Fit to work assessments by DWP cost more money than they save, leaving taxpayers to foot the bill for Iain Duncan-Smith's failure



[ED] And I would bet that most of the so-called "savings in benefits payments" are actually achieved by denying people benefits to which they are entitled anyway.

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