The man in charge of reviewing the government'​s controversial fitness-to-work benefit assessments is to stand down, the BBC'​s Panorama has learned.

Professor Malcolm Harrington has called for a big overhaul of the process of testing claimants'​ ability to work to make it more "​fair and humane"​.

He said ministers wanted a "​fresh set of eyes"​ - but denied this was because of changes he had asked for.

Officials said he had only been recruited for a limited period.

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