The Shadow State
One woman with Crohn's told to work in a nappy; another with 90 per cent burns declared fit to work. No wonder the Work Capability Assessment, administered by Atos, has been declared "unfit for purpose".
Payment by results might work, but not the way this government is doing it, writes Alan White.
If the money doesn't go to giants like Serco and G4S, where can it go? Alan White explores the ability of social enterprises to commission services instead.
Contractors like Serco, G4S and Clearel have become "too big to fail", while it's taxpayers' money they're consuming.