Atos and Capita make millions in fees under the scheme overseen by Tory Damian Green [Image: Getty].

The evidence seems clear enough: The firms hired to carry out the FAKE (let’s not forget) benefit assessments are being paid far more than the Conservative Government is saving on benefit payments.

There can be only one conclusion:

Damian Green and all the other Conservatives are inflicting the Work Capability Assessment on the sick and disabled as a means of torture. It is nothing more than that.

They hate people who – through no fault of their own – cannot make money for Tory businesspeople.

The DWP will happily say the number of people winning appeals is plummeting – while neglecting to mention that this is because ministers demanded that they request a ‘mandatory reassessment’, causing a potentially-unlimited delay in any benefit payment, before any appeal may take place.

In effect, the Tories are trying to starve claimants out of making any appeals in order to claim that their policies of hatred and torture are fair.

I’ve included comments from Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron so I can remind you that his party is far from blameless in this matter. The Liberal Democrats supported – to the hilt – the use of the meaningless Work Capability Assessment and the hire of Atos and Capita to administer it.

The Liberal Democrats stopped being centrist many years ago and are now just another gang of right-wingers trying to kid you that they support social justice.

Fit-to-work firms Atos and Capita have earned more than £500m of taxpayer cash running a hated Tory scheme to assess people for disability benefits.

Analysis of Government data by the Mirror shows the two firms were paid £211m for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments in the first 11 months of 2016.

That was up from £198m in 2015, £91m in 2014 and £7m in 2013, the year PIP launched.

Yet despite the assessments’ £507m price tag, thousands of decisions based on them are being overturned on appeal.

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said: “This adds to the suspicion that these companies are just driven by a profit motive, and the incentive is to get the assessments done, but not necessarily to get the assessments right. They are the ugly face of business.”

Source: Private firms rake in half a BILLION pounds for cruel disability benefit assessments

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