CAS responds to the Fourth Independent Review of the Work Capability Assessment, part of Employment Spport Allowance. In our submission we focus on the need for effective gathering of medical evidence, on some of the adminsitrative problems seen in bureaux, and the increasing severity of the consequences of getting entitlement decisions wrong. We make a number of recommendations to improve the system.
The previous three reviews were carried out by Professor Malcolm Harrington (the Harrington Reviews). This fourth review is carried out by Dr Paul Litchfield.