Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please see https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

1. The PMIU deep dive report refers to itself as 'this next report' and also refers to a 'first report' which had been carried out by the PMIU. Please provide that first report.

2. Please provide any PMIU reports, written since summer 2019, on a topic related to the support provided to vulnerable UC claimants.

3. The published deep dive report refers, on slide 5, to undertaking assurance activities. Please provide the result of that assurance exercise.

Yours faithfully,

Owen Stevens

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

I would like to clarify request (2) above. The request relates to reports written by the PMIU or its successor teams. For example, it seems that the PMIU was disbanded when the No.10 delivery unit was created: https://questions-statements.parliament....

Yours faithfully,

Owen Stevens

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Dear Owen Stevens,

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

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please carry out an internal review of this request.

The published DWP UC Programme Board paper refers to DWP and the PMIU working together to consider the PMIU findings how they might work together to implement them.
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Given this joint working I don't consider it likely that DWP does not hold the requested information. For example, is it unlikely that the CO simply did not provide DWP with the outcome of the recommended assurance exercise.

Yours faithfully,

Owen Stevens

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Dear Owen Stevens,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 15th
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