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Thread: ATOS contract £40 million. Benefit saving £2 million

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    ATOS contract £40 million. Benefit saving £2 million

    These are the DWPs own figures. About says it all.

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    That is absolutely terrible.

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    Says it all really. That does not take into account all the money being spent on appeals, tribunals etc either.
    What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

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    It will all be making money for someone, somewhere high up, probably someone too rich to pay taxes.

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    Same old same old then. Government throws more money down the toilet. And the costs won't go down, not while ATOS get paid for continually reassessing people whether they need to or not.
    Last edited by seriouslyfedup; 12-06-13 at 03:21.

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    Just divided 2,000,000 by £5200, as an est annual ESA payment for a year, and it comes out at 384 claims ? Doesn't seem right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seriouslyfedup View Post
    Just divided 2,000,000 by £5200, as an est annual ESA payment for a year, and it comes out at 384 claims ? Doesn't seem right?
    Fraudulent claims are estimated at 0.2%.
    Those found fit for work will only save £28 pw.
    As these are DWPs own figures I didn't do the maths.

    And now there is going to be the Capita contract, and then there will be the cost of UC.
    If the Govt showed equal dedication to stopping tax evasion then the world poverty could be solved twice over ( Oxfam statistic).

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    Dave, we all know these are squished figures with no accountable accuracy, we could could make up our own figures here and be more accurate ... Honestly.

    Again Dave it seems like you defend the Governments case and stance once too often at every opportunity, whats with all the stats you provide? People COME HERE FOR HELP, not STATS.

    I hate to say it, but whose side are you on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davewhit View Post
    The DWP has a duty to get people to fill in forms and work out who gets what, its laid down by parliament there is no way out of it. Running any system has costs that are budgeted for, in this case £40 million is the new cost but saves them 2 million now if the old system cost £44 million and had no saving then the new system is better

    rather than the £40 million number what I would like to know is the total bill for running the dwp all admin costs then add up all on esa dla ca ect ect
    it spends £8 billion running the system and pays out £155 billion ish which is less than 10% so while this year 75% of savings and cuts are in running costs and staff bills from now on for the next 4 years l savings will be from cutting benefits 80% of savings IMO
    I don't really understand those numbers.
    If a system costs to much to run that's hardly the fault of those who rely on it to survive day to day.

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    Statistics, statistics, damned lies and statistics.

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