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This scandal exposes the overall approach by the Tories, which is to make those on low incomes pay for the last seven years of Tory economic failure – Rebecca Long-Bailey

Rebecca
Long-Bailey MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
, responding to
news that families affected by Concentrix assessments are to have their cases
reviewed, said:


“These
figures further confirm that Concentrix were pursuing a cut first ask questions
later approach, which saw thousands of low income families pay the price for an
overzealous contractor, and a lack of government oversight. 


"This
scandal exposes the overall approach by the Tories, which is to make those on
low incomes pay for the last seven years of Tory economic failure.

"We
welcome the fact that those who have been unfairly punished will have their
cases finally reviewed. It is just a shame that the Tories had to be forced
here kicking and screaming by Labour. However, those who have their decisions
overturned must be reimbursed in full for the amounts that they lost as a
matter of urgency.  Anything less will be seen as the government
continuing to let them down.”