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Employment David Cameron launching Disability Confident
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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has admitted flooding its under-fire Disability Confident scheme with hundreds of employers from the hugely-discredited disability employment programme it is replacing. The revelation is yet another blow to the credibility of the newly-relaunched scheme. Penny Mordaunt, the minister for disabled people, boasted earlier this month that more
Employment David Cameron launching Disability Confident
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The government’s scheme aimed at encouraging employers to take on disabled staff is “trivially easy to abuse” and allows organisations to describe themselves as “Disability Confident” even if they do not comply with anti-discrimination laws, new research suggests. Disability Confident was relaunched this month, but disabled researcher David Gillon says his analysis shows it
Employment Penny Mordaunt speaking to MPs
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Disabled people and other campaigners have reacted with shock, anger and concern to government proposals to consider forcing all sick and disabled people on out-of-work disability benefits to take part in “mandatory” activity. Disability News Service (DNS) revealed last week that the new work, health and disability green paper suggests that all claimants of
Employment Penny Mordaunt speaking to MPs
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Grassroots disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) have criticised the government’s decision to exclude them from an event held to launch its new work, health and disability green paper. The event for “stakeholders” was hosted by the disability charity Scope at its London headquarters, and attended by Penny Mordaunt (pictured), the minister for disabled people. The
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