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The public spending watchdog has launched an investigation into claims of fraud by a company paid to find jobs for disabled people. Only last week, MPs on the Commons public accounts committee quizzed Robert Devereux, permanent secretary in the Department for Work and Pensions, about the way his civil servants had dealt with the
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The most senior civil servant in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been questioned by MPs about an investigation into alleged fraud by a company paid to find jobs for disabled people. Concerns raised about Seetec in a Disability News Service (DNS) investigation were put this week to Robert Devereux, the Department
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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has refused to explain why it lied about its use of figures that downplay the economic benefits of the Access to Work (AtW) scheme. Disability News Service (DNS) reported last week that senior civil servants were claiming that for every £1 spent on the scheme, the Treasury
Employment
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Business secretary Vince Cable is to consider what action the government can take to boost the number of disabled entrepreneurs. Cable was speaking during a visit to a university laboratory today (26 June) as a guest of Disability Rights UK (DR UK). Philip Connolly, DR UK’s policy and communications manager, who organised the visit
Employment
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Disabled police officers are fighting attempts to force them to accept £3,000 less in basic salary than their non-disabled colleagues. The suggestion came in the final report of the independent review of police pay by Tom Winsor, which was published in 2012. Winsor recommended that so-called restricted duty officers (those “unable to discharge the
Employment
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The back-to-work support provided to disabled people by the government actually pushes them further away from the job market, new user-led research has concluded. The report, Fulfilling Potential? ESA and the Fate of the Work-Related Activity Group (WRAG), dismantles the claims of politicians who insist that “welfare dependency” is the main barrier to work,
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