Coroner Michael Oakley ruled the DWP was key to the death of Nick Barker – not just DWP-related but the DWP played a major role in his death. In a separate case coroner Andrew Haigh also ruled the DWP was key to the death of Tim Salter – again not just DWP-related but that the DWP played a major role in his death.
On 30th March, 2015 a Freedom of Information request exposed that the DWP didn’t bring in specialist companies to quality assure their processes. This requires a great deal of skill and cannot be performed to International Quality Standards by any Tom, Dick or Harry.
On 8th April, 2015 a Freedom of Information request was submitted to find out who therefore carries out this specialist task of quality assuring DWP processes.
One wonders whether it’s not so much a case of skill and care but instead a case of kill and scare!