Preventable Harm and the Work Capability Assessment
New discussion paper published by the Centre for Welfare Reform:
This article identifies the influence of American corporate funders with UK welfare reform policies since 1992. I
argue that these influences have shaped the WCA in ways which cause preventable harm in the lives of chronically sick and disabled people, who are dependent upon the ESA for their financial survival.
Further, I argue that the ESA assessment process was adopted to encourage the general public to purchase income protection insurance which intentionally undermines the UK welfare state.