Due to an admin blunder, the Tories’ tampering of health assessment reports has been exposed and now Ministers are providing non-answers so they can continue to cheat some of society’s most vulnerable people out of support. There must be an immediate and independent review.
Regardless, previous answers and a written admission from IAS have confirmed that audits are being utilised by the UK government to force sweeping changes to reports. Despite their slippy language, the Tories cannot disguise the role they are playing in blocking access to PIP.
Assessment providers are not innocent either. They are complicit in a rigged system. The outsourcing of health assessments to so called health professionals is putting them under pressure to chase targets.
Given that a report could be amended by two people who weren’t even present during the health assessment, it’s evident that the aim isn’t to accurately assess people, but to carry out a charade and chase results which bear heavily on peoples’ lives.