Atos were bad enough, at least one of the assessors quite capable of lying, but like Atos, Maximus also has a history, especially in the US of incompetence and fraud. Why shouldn’t the DWP invite them to do the same here if it gets the results they want?
By John Pring
The discredited US outsourcing giant contracted to carry out “fitness for work” tests on behalf of the government has been accused by an MP of “falsifying” the results of assessments.
Labour MP Louise Haigh attacked the track record, ethics and even criminal behaviour of Maximus in delivering public contracts in the US, during a debate on the work capability assessment (WCA).
But she also highlighted what she described as a “disconcerting pattern of behaviour” by Maximus in the UK since taking over the WCA contract from Atos last year.
She said: “There seems to be an alarming trend of cases being rejected based on factual errors or even – I hesitate to say this – falsification.
“I have had several cases of people telling me that their assessment report bears absolutely no relation to the assessment that they experienced with Maximus or Atos.
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