Sunday, 31 October 2010

A few figures

ATOS contract £500m for 7 years from 2005

300,000 appeals at around £300 per year = £9m

£1bn due to fraud
£1.1 bn due to official error.
£1.3 bn DWP underpayments

So despite all this money spent to try and combat fraud, it is not succeeding. All it does it make it harder for those in need to claim it.
And more is wasted on error than it is on fraud.

Wouldn't it be better then to scrap the ATOS contract and instead use the money to employ more staff, train them properly and work with the NHS, consultants and doctors?

Or is that too much like common sense?

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