Yesterday afternoon, the Financial Times announced that Atos wants to pull out of the WCA programme.
Here are the nuggets I picked out.
- There appears to have been no prior press release from Atos on the subject, which suggests that the news was fed directly to the Financial Times – an overtly pro-business paper, which today wrote that “The thrust of [the PM’s welfare reform] effort is socially just and economically warranted”. Other papers have been obliged to quote the FT.
- The headline was “Outsource group seeks exit from UK £500m benefits contract after death threats“, while the first two paragraphs cite “death threats against staff”, and criticism from “opposition Labour MPs” that made the political environment “untenable”, as the reasons…
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