Archive for November, 2016

Plans to shrink the UK disability employment gap

Posted by admin on 10th November 2016

The Government has announced plans to close the disability employment gap in the UK in a new green paper. The aim is to get 1 million disabled people in work and halve the gap between disabled and non-disabled people. Less than five out of 10 disabled people have jobs, compared with Read more

Disability groups welcome end to benefit tests for long term sick

Posted by admin on 04th November 2016

The Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green has delighted disability charities with the announcement that the Government is ending medical assessments for people on long term sick. Mr Green said there was no point in retesting people claiming Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) who have severe conditions and unlikely to Read more