Helping disabled people find work
Graham Stuart, the MP for Beverley and Holderness, has welcomed the Government’s announcement of more support for small businesses and disabled entrepreneurs that will pay for specialised equipment and cover the costs stopping disabled people from getting into work.
Businesses with up to 49 employees will no longer pay towards the extra costs faced by disabled people in work – saving businesses up to £2,300 for every employee who uses the Access to Work fund.
Disabled jobseekers who want to set up their own business using the New Enterprise Allowance will now be eligible for Access to Work funding from day one of claiming Jobseekers Allowance.
Graham said: “Under this Government, the number of disabled people in work is steadily increasing. There are now 123,000 more in employment than before the general election.
“I have seen first-hand the work being done locally by the Caseworks charity in Hull and the East Riding to help people with disabilities gets into employment. It is great that the Government is also playing its part by breaking down the barriers facing disabled people who want to work.”
Details of the Access to Work scheme can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work
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