Black Triangle’s Letter of Complaint to IDS about Maximus

Black Triangle, the disability rights group, have written a letter of complaint about the American company, Maximus, being awarded the contract to assess the long term sick and disabled to Iain Duncan Smith. They point out that simply changing the contractor from Atos to Maximus will not alter the actual assessment procedure itself. They also raise the issue of Maximus’ suitability for the contract, as the company has seen itself prosecuted several times in America for corruption. The article begins

Iain Duncan Smith
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Dear Secretary of State,

We are deeply concerned by your decision to award the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) contract to private contractor Maximus, rather than bring the work back in-house to be carried out by the Department for Work and Pensions.

In March, Atos negotiated an early exit from the now infamous £500 million Work Capability Assessment contract, prompting a government exercise to find a new provider.

However, we feel that simply changing the company providing the test will not address concerns voiced by the medical profession, disability groups, numerous MPs and equality campaigners. Firstly, any new provider will be required to test people according to the same criteria which are designed to reduce the number of claimants rather than fairly and accurately meet people’s needs, and secondly, private contractors have to make money out of the contract which at a time of cuts means squeezing the quality of work.

It can be read at http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/2014/11/12/open-letter-to-iain-duncan-smith-maximus-contract/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BlackTriangleCampaign+%28Black+Triangle+Campaign%29

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6 Responses to “Black Triangle’s Letter of Complaint to IDS about Maximus”

  1. sdbast Says:

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

  2. Black Triangle’s Letter of Complaint to IDS about Maximus – Beastrabban’s Weblog | Vox Political Says:

    […] Black Triangle, the disability rights group, have written a letter of complaint about the American company, Maximus, being awarded the contract to assess the long term sick and disabled to Iain Duncan Smith, writes The Beast. […]

  3. Mr.Angry Says:

    It so sad this letter will land on deaf ears, the sadistic B will carry on regardless, murdering his own people, he stands to make a fortune carrying out orders. It’s an army thing. I have personally met many from Sandhurst in a different role and know how their brains are manipulated. by government process.

  4. amnesiaclinic Says:

    Exactly. This will change nothing. What was really effective was the protest by the disabled outside Atos offices. Doing this anywhere throughout the country with lightning strikes would be very effective and highlight the fact that really nothing has changed.

  5. A6er Says:

    Reblogged this on Britain Isn't Eating.

  6. prayerwarriorpsychicnot Says:

    Reblogged this on Citizens, not serfs.

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