And this is why...
...I want my personal data removed from their databases. I am currently on ESA WRAG on the Work Programme (even though my health is crap and this is not making it any better) and I am in the process of creating a letter provided by www.consent.me.uk to withdraw any consent to use my personal information as the work provider is a private company contracted to the government and they share the information across databases. I already was coerced (using veiled threats of sanctions to my benefit) into giving my email, telephone numbers, signing a permission to use my CV and gave out other information I probably did not need to. They also want me to give them a CV, 2 copies of ID Passport/Birth Cert, 2 copies of last 2 utility bills and 2 referees!
Obviously none of that is now going to happen as I cannot be sanctioned on my benefits for not providing this apparently and it will prevent the work programme provider from pestering me when I do eventually (lol) find another job as they can keep pestering you even if you are in employment for up to two years! Reason? They get paid for every person they find (force) into a full time job and have to make sure you keep it or lose money.
Many charities signed up to the Work Programme initiative as providers for slave labour including OXFAM, MIND, MENCAP and a whole host of other charities and organisations who thought they would get some extra funding. Only they are in contradiction to those self same people they are meant to be helping (the disabled and unfit for work). It's scandalous!
I'm reading this article now and they wonder why we don't trust them with our personal information.