BBC: Access to work: Funding increase for disabled workers

22 March 2018
Source: BBC

The maximum amount disabled people can claim to help them access employment is set to increase to £57,000 a year.

This is a £15,000 – or 38% – rise from the current cap on Access to Work funding, which was introduced in 2015.

The work and pensions secretary said the move was part of the government’s commitment to have one million more disabled people in work by 2027.

But campaigners have launched a legal challenge saying the cap could affect deaf people and those with high needs.

Read the full story on the BBC website

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