A Westminster Hall debate today on the work capability assessments conducted by ATOS was interrupted by shouts from the public gallery, as a newly-promoted Chris Grayling attempted to justify the tests. Philip Hollobone, chairing the debate, threatened to clear the public gallery as members of the public repeatedly shouted such slogans as “Shame on you!” and […]

French company Atos, which has a £108m per year contract with the government, has failed to remove grossly misleading claims from its website — despite being ordered to do so by the Advertising Standards Authority. The controversial outsourcing giant, which carries out benefits health assessments for the DWP, features impressive figures on its website which […]

UPDATE: CarerWatch have put the letter on hold as they are now in negotiations with Atos, who have conceded that the site should be restored. We have withdrawn the wording at the request of CarerWatch. A statement from Atos is reproduced below. A disability group has written to MPs after a support forum used by […]

A French-owned IT company awarded a £100m government contract to carry out benefits assessments has been slammed by charities after forcing a thriving support forum for disabled people and their carers to shut down over mysterious libel concerns. The forum, which boasts more than 400 registered users and is run by the successful campaign group CarerWatch, […]