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The government has published a new plan that it hopes will see more disabled people achieving senior positions in the Civil Service. The Talent Action Plan includes measures designed to remove the “obstacles” which have limited the number of disabled people, and other minority groups, joining the Civil Service and reaching its highest levels.
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The government’s Access to Work (AtW) programme is plagued by “penny-pinching”, administrative incompetence, and “rude” and “intimidatory” communication that is causing disabled people “immense distress”, leading campaigners have told a committee of MPs. The Commons work and pensions committee was hearing evidence for its AtW inquiry from three leading disabled figures who all receive
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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
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