John Pring - 03 January 2019
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been forced to launch its seventh costly trawl through the records of disabled people unfairly deprived of benefits following years of serious errors by senior civil servants.
The minister for disabled people, Sarah Newton, announced on the last day before parliament’s Christmas recess that her department would begin another new review this month.
It follows six other reviews launched by her department during 2018 to find disabled people who had been wrongly deprived of their disability benefits.... See more
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