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Personal Independence Payment

Volume 624: debated on Thursday 30 March 2017

The second independent review of the personal independence payment assessment by Paul Gray is being published today. This is the second of the two independent reviews as required by the Welfare Reform Act 2012.

Building on the recommendations from the first independent review, Paul Gray has explored how closely the ongoing implementation of the personal independence payment reflects the policy intent. He has considered:

How effectively further evidence is being used to assist the correct claim decision, and the speed and effectiveness of information gathering;

The degree of claimant confidence and transparency in the claim process; and

How to further promote quality and consistency to produce fair outcomes for all.

The Government welcome the publication of the review and will consider its findings and issue a detailed response in due course.