Coming Soon: The privatised sick note service that will email you back to work

Westminster Confidential

In two months time the traditional doctor’s note excusing you from work will start to cease being valid if you are still sick after four weeks.

Just before Parliament went into the summer recess welfare reform minister, Lord Freud, announced that a US multinational company,Maximus, which also operates in Canada and Saudi Arabia will take over running the new Health and Work Service for England and Wales.

My report in this week’s Tribune  reveals that up to one million people will be affected by the change which appears to be aimed to save the government money.

Maximus runs call centres, occupational health programmes, child support and job seekers programmes abroad and in the United Kingdom.

The programme is to be rolled out from November to next May aims to save up to £165 million a year by getting people back to work faster as part of Lord Freud’s welfare…

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One comment

  1. Jeffrey Davies

    welcome to tory britain were nowt safe the only thing they save is that back hander the torys get isnt life strange chassing all the public sector monies only to be taken offshore were it be no good to you or i the tory way saving the tax payers the problem of its monies jeff3

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