Government response to damning disability benefits report falls short

The government’s select committee chair Frank Field expresses disappointment at the Government’s response to their damning report. Whilst they promise to record PIP assessments and review the application form, they won’t send copies of the assessment report unless asked and there’s no indication of any move to make the 3 private contractors more accountable for their performance. 68% of PIP appeals overturn their assessments so it’s difficult to see how this can be tolerated – let alone given the very severe impact such poor assessments and withdrawal of benefits have had on many disabled people. Maybe people should tell their MPs of their concerns at the continued refusal to make contractees accountable?