Work and Pensions Committee

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On 9 June 2014, MPs took evidence on the benefits given to people unable to work.

MPs took evidence from Atos representatives on Employment Support Allowance and the Work Capability Assessments.

Atos have a contract with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to deliver Work Capability Assessments.

These assess whether people are fit for work and if they are therefore eligible for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

Earlier this year, the government announced that Atos would be 'removed' from the contract in early 2015, not August 2015 as originally planned.

The inquiry is considering Atos' delivery of the Work Capability Assessments.

The witnesses were:

  • Lisa Coleman, Senior Vice President, Health Market, Atos
  • Dr Angela Graham, Clinical Director, Atos Healthcare
  • Helen Hall, Head of Communications and Customer Relations, Atos Healthcare

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