It is estimated the Tory DWP pays out thousands of pounds each year in public money fighting court cases, telling judges sick and disabled people should get no benefits.
Legal costs aren’t cheap. Each time the DWP wishes to fight a case, you are forced to pay for it as a taxpayer.
We thought it would be interesting to see precisely how much of your money they paid out in legal costs. Guess what? They’ve no idea! It turns out they don’t keep a specific record of money used up each year in this way. Apparently they have records, but there is no specific set of documents summing up legal costs – and ironically it is deemed too costly for them to find out!