New disability test ‘is a complete mess’, says the man who designed it

Amelia Gentleman Guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 22 February 2011 17.51

EXTRACT:- Chris Grayling, the employment minister, acknowledged the problems with the test, but insisted that reforms would go ahead.

“The test is badly malfunctioning. The current assessment is a complete mess,” Professor Paul Gregg, an economist and welfare reform expert, said.

During the preliminary roll-out of the test, people with terminal cancer, multiple sclerosis and serious mental illnesses have been found fit to work.

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