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Concerns over tight timescales for incapacity committee

Fri, 18 Mar 2016


Time restraints are too tight to collect more evidence on incapacity benefit assessments.

That's the chairman of the Social Policy Review Committee which is looking into the assessments carried out by Dependability Limited.

It's now inviting written submissions from the public on the matter as well - a report is expected to be delivered to Tynwald Members in June.

MLC David Cretney has supported requests by MHKs for an official evaluation for some time - we asked him if it makes him biased in the role:

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