ATOS (UK) the company that loves to say ‘no’ contracted by Department of Works + Pensions (DWP) to reduce state-aid to the vulnerable and sick. ATOS is in the business of depriving the sick and vulnerable of essential state-aid no matter how they dress it up, or word their website!
So, just how much profit does ATOS really make by denying those in obvious need? What is the amount of money they save the government by stopping ill people’s benefits and where does this money go? After all, we are not really a poor nation if electing to host Olympic games! Such reductions also impact of crime victims who are told they can claim benefits to offset the decisions to make small CICA awards. It does appear that ATOS seeks by any means to deny those in clear need what is essential but small amounts of state-aid.
“ As the UK's leading occupational health (OH) service provider, Atos Healthcare has extensive expertise in delivering healthcare solutions to large and complex organisations. Our tailored and cost-effective OH, wellbeing and employee assistance programme services are proven to reduce sickness absence, increase workforce productivity and deliver return on investment.
The contract is worth approximately £100 million a year to Atos Healthcare (2010-2015). Atos Healthcare is paid for managing and undertaking assessments, not on the outcomes of those assessments or benefits received.
Sounds a smidge Kafkaesque and one more burden for the decent vulnerable citizen in the UK.