Monday 23 April 2018 / 12:01 AM Margaret Greenwood / Work and Pensions

Labour will replace this failing system with personalised, holistic support, responsive to individual needs – Greenwood

Margaret Greenwood MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, commenting on the Government’s response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee reports into the ESA and PIP assessment processes, said:

 

“The Government is failing sick and disabled people. This response falls far short of the urgent action needed to end the unnecessary stress and anxiety being inflicted through both the ESA and PIP assessment processes.

 

“Under private contractors these processes are getting worse, not better, often damaging the health and well-being of the very people who need support.

 

“The government should scrap the current assessment regime, put an end to the privatisation and work to deliver a social security system in which people can have confidence.

 

“Labour will replace this failing system with personalised, holistic support, responsive to individual needs.”