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Will Capita Ditch PIP Assessments And Throw PIP Into More Chaos?

January 31, 2018

With many thanks to Benefits And Work.

 

Shares in Capita have plummeted 40% today after it warned that I’s profits were going to be much lower than expected and warned that no dividends would be paid. It is also trying to raise £700 million and is going to sell non-core parts of the business.

The news comes in the wake of the collapse of government outsourcing firm Carillion just two weeks ago.

Chief executive Jonathan Lewis stated:

“We are now too widely spread across multiple markets and services, making it more challenging to maintain a competitive advantage in every business and to deliver world-class services to our clients every time.

“Today, Capita is too complex. It is driven by a short-term focus and lacks operational discipline and financial flexibility.”

For claimants, the question now will be whether Capita counts PIP assessments as a profitable and core part of its business.

If the company were to try to walk away from its PIP assessment contract just as the DWP announces that it is looking again at 1.6 million PIP awards it could throw the entire PIP regime into even more chaos.

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  1. January 31, 2018 5:50 pm

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

  2. January 31, 2018 9:44 pm

    Capita Chief executive Jonathan Lewis

    https://www.ft.com/__origami/service/image/v2/images/raw/http%3A%2F%2Fcom.ft.imagepublish.prod.s3.amazonaws.com%2F054e2980-ad8f-11e7-8076-0a4bdda92ca2?source=next&fit=scale-down&width=700
    .

    UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
    http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CAT.aspx

    UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Articles
    https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities-2.html

    Criminal Justice Act 1988 – Torture
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/33/part/XI/crossheading/torture

    Homicide: Murder and Manslaughter –
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/h_to_k/homicide_murder_and_manslaughter/

    Fraud Act 2006 –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2006/35/contents

    Blackmail
    Theft Act 1968 – Section 21 – Blackmail
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1968/60/section/21

    Conspiracy to Defraud –
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/s_to_u/sentencing_manual/conspiracy_to_defraud_(common_law)/

    Misconduct in Public Office –
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/l_to_o/misconduct_in_public_office/

    (Meaning of Public Function) Human Rights Act 1998 –
    http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200708/cmbills/045/08045.i-i.html

    Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 – Witness Intimidation –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1994/33/section/51

    Serious Crime Act 2007 – Part 2 – Encouraging or Assisting Crime –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2007/27/part/2

    Aiding or Abetting – Accessories and Abettors Act 1861 –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Vict/24-25/94/crossheading/as-to-abettors-in-misdemeanors

    Criminal Attempts Act 1981 –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1981/47/contents

    Care Act 2014 – Safeguarding adults at risk of abuse or neglect –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/23/section/42/enacted

    Protection from Harassment Act 1997
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1997/40/contents

    Equality Act 2010
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents
    Especially sections 26. Harassment. and 27. Victimisation.

    Disability Hate Crime – CPS Legal Guidance –
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/d_to_g/disability_hate_crime/

    Criminal Justice Act 2003 (section 146) –
    Increase in sentences for aggravation related to disability or sexual orientation –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2003/44/section/146

    Capita police –

    http://www.capita.com/sectors/police-and-justice/

    Perverting The Course of Justice –
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/p_to_r/public_justice_offences_incorporating_the_charging_standard/

    Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 –
    Corrupt or other improper exercise of police powers and privileges –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/2/section/26/enacted

    .

  3. February 1, 2018 12:33 am

    Capita is just like all the others in the uk an agency pure and simple
    they are vast in numbers and cover most types of work

    my view is in that they have a bad record with their employees who in reality are not in the job they would have liked to be in had their education been better

    my cousin works for them and he’s stuck with them as there are no other opportunities for work where he lives

    overall a very sad situation that’s why education is critical in a young persons life so that they avoid this type of employer in going forward

    • February 1, 2018 12:44 pm

      >”so that they avoid this type of employer in going forward”

      Just following orders?

      UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
      http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CAT.aspx

      Article 2 –
      3. An order from a superior officer or a public authority may not be invoked as a justification of torture.

      (or any of their other crimes for that matter)

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