COVER UP: DWP destroyed reports into people who killed themselves


Time after time the DWP have shown they can not be trusted and now is the time to put things right.

The DWP should be thoroughly investigated and taken to task.

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‘Cover-up’: DWP destroyed reports into people who killed themselves after benefits were stopped. – The Independent. Up to 50 reviews into deaths following harsh social security cuts and sanctions have been shredded, officials admit 

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The Department for Work and Pensions has been accused of “a cover-up” after destroying reports into suicides linked to benefits being stopped. Around 50 reviews into deaths following the loss of social security payments before 2015 have been shredded, officials have admitted – blaming data protection laws.

However, the data watchdog has said there was no requirement to destroy the reports by any particular date and that a “public interest” exemption could have been used. The sister of Tim Salter, a benefit claimant who killed himself soon after his benefits were stopped in 2013, accused the DWP of “trying to cover up” what was happening to “vulnerable” people.

“We should be allowed to find out what happened? Why would they want to…

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