US based multinational Maximus could be set to expand their monopoly over the lives of sick and disabled people by buying up what’s left of soon to be privatised Remploy. This brazen move is sure to inflame anger against the company who are already facing protests after winning the contract to take over running the despised Work Capability Assessment from Atos.
Shortly after the government embarked on the cruel and vindictive closure of the Remploy factories, parts of the organisation were hived off and turned into a sort of state run welfare-to-work company. Then last year it was announced this would be sold off to the private sector under an initiative bizarrely called Project Jupiter.
Just two companies have submitted bids to buy Remploy, Maximus and Prospects. Both of these companies are already involved in the welfare-to-work sector and the Remploy deal comes with a big juicy DWP contract to…
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