Neil: “Instead of fixing the system, the Government has forced 2.6 million people through this broken test – wasting millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money,” says Labour MP Neil Coyle, a committee member.
“This is unacceptable. On top of assessment costs, DWP is forced to spend £45million to hear appeals of poor PIP decisions, and the department has also now appointed 150 ‘Presenting Officers’ to attend appeals at a multi-million pound cost to the taxpayer.
“Everyone going for an assessment will need to see a GP and possibly hospital consultants, stretching the NHS when it is struggling.
“This torture must end.”
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