Professor Harrington’s third review on the Work Capability Assessment sets out a series of recommendations to the Government based on the evidence he collected as part of the review and which complement the recommendations from his first and second reviews. The main recommendations focus on:

  • actively considering the need for further documentary evidence in every claimant’s case, and justifying it if this is not sought
  • continuing to strive for an appropriate balance between quality decisions and achieving benchmarks
  • working with the Tribunal Service to gather more quality feedback on decisions that have been overturned on appeal.

The full review can be found here:

Work Capability Assessment independent review – DWP

An Independent Review of the Work Capability Assessment – year three