Consultation outcome

Work Capability Assessment: Year 5 call for evidence

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

We are seeking feedback about the effectiveness of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) and where further improvement is needed.

Documents

Consultation description

The Department for Work and Pensions has appointed Dr Paul Litchfield to undertake the fifth independent review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA), following his work on the fourth independent review. This is the final statutory independent review of the WCA, as required by section 10 of the Welfare Reform Act 2007.

This call for evidence is one of several methods used to gather information during the review. Dr Litchfield will use evidence from this review to inform his report to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which will be laid before Parliament before the end of 2014.

Who this call for evidence is aimed at

This call for evidence is intended for organisations and individuals who have information on how the WCA is operating and further changes that may be needed to improve the process.

Accessible formats

Audio

Work Capability Assessment: Year 5 call for evidence

British Sign Language (BSL) version

Work Capability Assessment: Year 5 call for evidence

Other formats

We can provide the call for evidence in the following formats:

  • printed copies, including large print, easy read or Welsh
  • Braille
  • CD or audio cassette
  • DVD

If you need any of these versions, please email or write to us at the address below.

More information

Read more information about the independent reviews of the WCA.