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Law students overturn 95% of ‘fit for work’ judgements


A group of Bristol law students have won £1million back for claimants wrongly declared ‘fit for work’ by the Department for Work and Pensions.

The work capability assessment (WCA) has proved hugely controversial since its introduction under the last Labour government. It was expanded rapidly under the Coalition where the tests, then run by Atos, became notorious for causing stress and harm for many who undergo it. It has been dogged by huge administrative delays and appeal backlogs.
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Fighting Fraud


For the first time government, industry, voluntary groups and law enforcement agencies have joined forces to tackle fraud. Thirty-seven organisations have come together to launch ‘Fighting Fraud Together’, a new strategy that aims to reduce fraud, estimated to cost the UK £38 billion every year.

Speaking at the Fighting Fraud Together launch event, minister for crime and security James Brokenshire said: “Fraud causes serious harm to the public, to businesses and the wider economy. For too long fraud has Read the full story

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