Watchdog to investigate suicide monitoring of benefit claimants after ministers refuse to publish data – The Independent

Posted October 22nd, 2019 in benefits, mental health, news, suicide by tracey

‘A watchdog is to investigate the government’s monitoring of suicides among benefit claimants amid concerns about links between welfare reforms and declining mental health.
The National Audit Office (NAO) said it would call on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to reveal what information it held on the issue, after ministers refused to provide an MP with figures on the number of people in the welfare system who had taken their own lives.’

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The Independent, 21st October 2019