The Fatcat boss of a firm hired to help slash the benefits bill has won a bonus of nearly £1 million.
Thierry Breton's bumper payout means he pocketed more than £1.9 million last year.Details of the obscene sum paid to the head of French firm Atos come as David Cameron draws up draconian new welfare cuts.Atos was brought in to reassess 2.5 million people on incapacity benefit to help the DWP decide whether they are fit for work.Mr Breton received his massive pay out despite mounting numbers of successful appeals by people ordered to get a job after being tested by the firm.Heart Attack and Lung Disease victims are among those judged to be well enough to work.
The Atos chief's latest payment comes on top of wages and perks totalling £1.83 million in 2010.
The appeals system costs taxpayers tens of millions of pounds to administer.Labour MP Tom Greatrex says Mr Breton's bonus will "sicken" those put through the reassessment ordeal.
This forms part of an article on page 8 of The Daily Mirror Newspaper dated 27-6-2012.It makes interesting reading.