­
Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: A DWP contractor just made £26m profit by ‘exploiting’ disabled people

A DWP contractor just made £26m profit by ‘exploiting’ disabled people 03 Oct 2018 18:34 #10367

  • TheFinnster
  • TheFinnster's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 540
  • Thank you received: 946
A Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) contractor has revealed it made £26m profit in a year. But it’s under fire because it made this cash from running the controversial Work Capability Assessments (WCAs). As one campaign group put it, the company has made a “fast buck” by “exploiting disabled people”.
The DWP: money for old rope

As the Times reported [paywall], Maximus is one of three firms which do WCAs. But as Unite Magazine detailed, the US firm (under the banner of Centre for Health and Disability Assessments) has made £26m profit. This was just in the year from September 2017. It’s a rise in its profit margins from 8.4% to 16.1%.

Maximus began doing WCAs in March 2015. The DWP recently extended its contract to March 2020. But as The Canary revealed, the DWP pays Maximus a lot of money to do WCAs; over £15m in June 2018 alone. The total value of the contract to March 2018 was thought to be £595m.

This is despite it missing DWP targets. It was also allegedly involved in the DWP ‘Kill Yourself‘ scandal. The scandal involved WCA assessors reportedly asking claimants ‘why they hadn’t killed themselves yet’. Maximus denied any wrongdoing.

www.thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2018/10/03/a-dwp-contractor-just-made-26m-profit-by-exploiting-disabled-people/

And they call us benefit cheats :angry:
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Paul-UB40, comply or die, jobber

A DWP contractor just made £26m profit by ‘exploiting’ disabled people 04 Oct 2018 08:09 #10369

  • comply or die
  • comply or die's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 2496
  • Thank you received: 2780
Maximus were quoted as saying on the Benefits & Work website that their profits are based around them having met `targets` and we all know what that means. Rushed assessments based on many false assumptions. Just like their predecessors ATOS, it`s all in the name. These companies are (were) insurance fraud investigators, yet here they are under the banner of a disability assessment organisation? Put two and two together and what do you have? Wolves in sheep`s clothing.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Paul-UB40, jobber, TheFinnster, TW35

A DWP contractor just made £26m profit by ‘exploiting’ disabled people 04 Oct 2018 09:41 #10376

  • jobber
  • jobber's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 945
  • Thank you received: 1662
"Scumbag money makers. :evil: "
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: comply or die, TheFinnster
­