27/03/2014 06:35 GMT | Updated 27/03/2014 06:59 GMT

BREAKING NEWS: Atos Declared Unfit For Work

Protesters carry placards during a protest against multinational IT firm and Paralympics sponsor Atos outside the company's head office in London on August 31, 2012. Protesters are outside Atos to protest there involvement in the tests on incapacity benefit claimants that has been awarded to them by the Department of Work and Pensions. Disabled and anti-cuts campaigners have been rallying as they claim the tests for people on disability by Atos are 'damaging and distressing'. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW

Atos Healthcare has been declared unfit for work by the Department for Work and Pensions.

The decision followed months of assessments, during which Atos was put through numerous stressful meetings and wrongly recommended for work despite its deteriorating state.

The company will lose state benefits - also known as 'a contract' - worth £500m per year.

It is now hoped that the same ruling will be applied to Iain Duncan Smith.

Iain Duncan Smith's £53 Week