Governance - Agreement relating to health and disability assessments with Maximus UK Service Ltd

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Re: Agreement relating to health and disability assessments with Maximus UK Service Limited

The contract documents in the public domain between the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Maximus UK Services Limited for the delivery of health and disability assessments prescribe a number of obligations in respect of governance.

S.8.1 (Governance) prescribes that Management Groups shall be formed and regular meetings held. The membership and scope of said meetings is prescribed in section 4. It is reasonable to assume that a records of the meetings and any documents presented to the Management Group are retained by the DWP.

RFI1: For the period 01 August 2021 to 31 August 2022 please disclose the minutes of the Management Group meetings that took place as well as any papers presented to the attendees.

S.8.1 (Governance) also prescribes that a HDAS Deliver Board shall be created. The role of the HDAS Deliver Board is described in section 6. It is reasonable to assume that a records of the meetings and any documents presented to the HDAS Deliver Board are retained by the DWP.

RFI2: For the period 01 August 2021 to 31 August 2022 please disclose the minutes of the HDAS Deliver Board meetings that took place as well as any papers presented to the attendees.

Please note that the time period for RFI1 and RFI2 has been chosen to allow adequate time for any ‘live issues’ to be resolved.

The Department may wish to note that I have allowed a longer period for any ‘live issues’ to be addressed than First-Tier Tribunal’s has considered reasonable.

Yours faithfully,

John Slater

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Dear John Slater,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 17th
October.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Governance - Agreement relating to health and disability assessments with Maximus UK Service Ltd'.

Thank you for your response. Relying on S. 14 is patently perverse and I have to conclude that it is being used as a delaying tactic.
The Department has previously released directly comparable information that consisted on a greater number of files without initially relying on S.14. I suggest the Department rethinks its approach.
I remind the Department that the ICO has rejected every one of its previous attempts to rely on S.14 when I have made requests under FOIA.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/g...

Yours faithfully,

John Slater

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Dear John Slater,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 11th
November.

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Complaint was submitted to the ICO on 16 Jan 2023

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ICO has issued a DN (IC-211360-C2Z8) that foun my request is not vexatious. DWP is now required to issue another response.

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The DWP has appealed the ICO Decision Notice to the First-Tier Tribunal. Yet more public funds being spent on an appeal.