Private outsourcing company Serco is to be investigated by the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee, The Guardian reports. The investigation comes after the company was forced to disclose a secret internal report revealing evidence that it failed to investigate properly a claim of repeated sexual assaults by one of its staff against a female resident at Yarl's Wood immigration detention centre.
The Department for Work and Pensions has today announced the cancellation of the troubled Atos Work Capability Assessement contract via Twitter.
Today we are announcing we are seeking a new provider to replace Atos for the Work Capability Assessment
— DWP Press Office (@dwppressoffice) March 27, 2014