The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has released details of its roadmap to improve working lives for sick and disabled people, following the publication of the 'Improving Lives' green paper.
COVER is awaiting further details from the DWP, but as it currently stands the roadmap does not mention any role for group income protection, despite previous engagement with the insurance industry. The DWP published that there will be an extension of fit note certification beyond GPs to a wider group of healthcare professionals including physiotherapists, psychiatrists and senior nurses. The DWP said the government would "responding in full" to the 40 recommendations of the Stevenson/Farmer...
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