One in five people in Wales who were told they were fit-to-work have had the decision reversed, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The BBC report: 

There are serious concerns about the number of people being judged as “fit to work” by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

More than 110,000 assessments in Wales to see if people, many who used to claim incapacity benefit, are well-enough to get a job have taken place.

Figures show almost 1 in 5 people who were told they were fit-to-work later had that decision reversed.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.