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150,000 complaints made against Atos

18 October 2013

Figures obtained by Sky News reveal that Citizens Advice has been inundated by huge numbers of complaints about assessments carried out by Atos.

More than 150,000 people have raised serious concerns about fit-for-work tests administered by a private healthcare company on behalf of the Government.

Citizens Advise warns that genuinely disabled and seriously ill people are being stripped of benefits following inadequate tests.

Meanwhile, doctors are warning that the service is "unfit for purpose".

Gillian Guy, the chief executive of Citizens Advice, warned: "Atos is failing to do its job properly, failing to give taxpayers value for money and worst of all, failing thousands of sick and disabled people who bear the brunt of wrong assessments."

To read more of this article go to http://news.sky.com/story/1156124/fit-to-work-benefits-test-unfit-for-purpose