Two in Three Personal Independence Payment decisions overturned at Tribunal since 2013

A Freedom of Information request has shown that since Personal Independence Payment (PIP) came into being in 2013, over two-thirds of cases that go to Tribunal result in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) decision being overturned. This will come as no surprise as the number of decisions emerging Continue Reading

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My battle with the HMRC to get their Brexit Impact Assessments.

So I thought I would upload all the correspondence that I have had with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in my battle to get them to release their Brexit impact assessments which they have confirmed exist.   My initial request was submitted on 23rd July and was as follows; Continue Reading

Ombudsman that investigate DWP pay CAPITA £100k a month for IT support despite huge conflict of interest

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) make final decisions on complaints that have not been resolved by the NHS in England or by UK government departments such as The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). A Freedom of Information request shows that in just three months they paid £299,000 Continue Reading

DWP spent over £12.2 million on four advertising campaigns in 2017

Once again I came across another random DWP Freedom of Information Request (FOI) on the website WhatDoTheyKnow.com. The DWP had asked for information regarding their use of Facebook adverts. After a lot of back and forth the Department for Work and Pensions – DWP released the information on not only Continue Reading

Cover-up by DWP – staff told to destroy evidence of foodbank referrals

A response from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request,shows staff jobcentres are told to destroy evidence of foodbank referrals and stipulate; “it is not to be used for any other purpose, including to count/monitor the number of signposting slips issued” I came Continue Reading

DWP says; it “does not make referrals” to foodbanks. Nor record victims of Domestic Abuse

Following an Freedom of Information – FOI request I submitted to the Department for Work and Pensions – DWP, in mid June, I can now report on their reply. It’s well, astounding and likely another lie.

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