PIP assessment firms win contract renewals
The two companies that carry out PIP assessments on behalf of the government have had their contracts renewed for a further two years but they have been told they must improve.
DWP recently announced it is developing in-house capacity for assessments but Atos and Capita will continue to run mainstream assessments to decide whether disabled people receive benefits to help them live independently and purchase mobility equipment.
The two firms were criticised last year after their tests were judged to be unacceptable by the government’s quality control scheme.
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