ATOS Head Honcho in £280k Annum pay rise

#1
Taking his remuneration package to £2,329,250.

This is going to rankle with some.....

Fury as boss of Atos gets £280k pay rise while thousands of Scots are plunged into poverty by their benefits assessment tests - Daily Record

Atos – which earns £1.6billion in Government contracts – has been hired by the Department of Work and Pensions to assess disabled claimants.
Any particular reason this contract was awarded to a French firm? What on earth do they do that can be worth that much?

Meanwhile, a former Atos nurse has told of her “disgust” at the rise.
Joyce Drummond from Glasgow said she was forced to “trick sick people out of their benefits”.
She added: “Atos went by the philosophy that if you had a finger and could push a button, then you could work. For this to happen when so many more people are now suffering greater hardship is hard to take.”
Any feckwit can corrupt a system to inflate results and improve (perhaps massively) bonus opportunities. Look at the banking sector for masters of the art.

We all know what a shower of shite G4S were in delivering value.

How can we be sure this firm is delivering value to the taxpayer when their own employees say they are corrupting the figures?

This is some serious wonga the taxpayer is handing over and I it needs to be bloody earned.

I have no axe to grind I don't draw DLA and touch wood I hope I never have too. But something stinks here!!
 
#2
At the same time as ATOS is finding thousands of ex-servicemen and women fit for work. The RBL has had a 72% increase in the number of people asking for help in appealing their decisions
 
#4
At the same time as ATOS is finding thousands of ex-servicemen and women fit for work. The RBL has had a 72% increase in the number of people asking for help in appealing their decisions
It doesn't follow that this 72% increase is due to ATOS getting it wrong, just that they have been found sufficiently well to work and aren't happy about it.
 
#5
That might follow if the British Legion were some wooly minded 'lovey' type organisation that automatically believes every ex-squaddie who approaches them, but they aren't.
 
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Read "Greedy French capitalist Chief Exec lines his pockets from UK Government contract". “It is high time the Tory Minister for Atos, Mark Hoban, got a grip and fundamentally reformed the assessment so it helps those who can work, not hounds those who can’t.” (Tom Greatrex, Labour MP). He's Labour, but he's not wrong is he.

Anything from Hoban, or the ruling Party yet? This comes just after disability groups pointed out ATOS reneging on promises they made to win their contracts; ‘Serious concerns’ over Atos PIP contract promises Still, with all the Gas bills and ATOS profits, it's nice to think we're boosting the French Economy aint it.
 
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That might follow if the British Legion were some wooly minded 'lovey' type organisation that automatically believes every ex-squaddie who approaches them, but they aren't.
It still doesn't follow that they are too unwell to work, just that they are using the tools provided to appeal.
 
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Read "Greedy French capitalist Chief Exec lines his pockets from UK Government contract". “It is high time the Tory Minister for Atos, Mark Hoban, got a grip and fundamentally reformed the assessment so it helps those who can work, not hounds those who can’t.” (Tom Greatrex, Labour MP). He's Labour, but he's not wrong is he.

Anything from Hoban, or the ruling Party yet? This comes just after disability groups pointed out ATOS reneging on promises they made to win their contracts; ‘Serious concerns’ over Atos PIP contract promises Still, with all the Gas bills and ATOS profits, it's nice to think we're boosting the French Economy aint it.
If they are failing to deliver the contract sack them, the problem is (as with most government contracts) that they probably aren't. It's not ATOS at fault, it's poorly written government contracts.
 
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It still doesn't follow that they are too unwell to work, just that they are using the tools provided to appeal.
Doesn't it?

If they did not have a case then the tools provided would smile benignly and politely inform the ex-servicman that they (the tools provided) wouldn't be acting as advocates in their instance.
 
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If they are failing to deliver the contract sack them, the problem is (as with most government contracts) that they probably aren't. It's not ATOS at fault, it's poorly written government contracts.
37% of appeals ending in decisions overturned does not sound like competency personified.
 
#18
ATOS answers to it shareholders. It is there to make money not friends.

It can pay its top staff what it thinks they are worth, this is based on their performance, profitability, and efficiency. Something the public sector could learn from.

If he ****s it up, he'll be fired. No long suspension on full pay, with investigation. Just gone. His remuneration package may also reflect that should this happen. Unlike our glorious NHS upper management and over-seers, he could end up a leper, with little chance of re-employment, rather than just move to a different part of the public sector.
 
#20
Its like the school league tables..

They are not in place to assist or encourage the end user (in this case the pupil) but to conform to a set of guidelines and tick a few boxes.

Any fecking moron can tick a few boxes and no doubt they have targets to meet but if a significant number of these cases are being overturned on appeal then they are not fit for purpose..

They will end of costing the exchequer more then the savings they generate.
 
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