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Disability News Service publishes five-year investigation into deaths linked to the work capability assessment (WCA).

What: DNS publishes a 12,000-word article that links the deaths of six disabled people between 2010 and 2015 with the WCA. The article argues that all six of those deaths – as well as many others – were linked to flaws in the WCA and that the DWP ignored concerns raised by coroners and others.

Why significant: This is the first time that the years of evidence compiled by DNS has been published together to make a case for a criminal prosecution of ministers and senior DWP civil servants for misconduct in public office.


DWP: The case for the prosecution, Pring, 2019