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Employment David Cameron launching Disability Confident

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

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 Head and shoulders of Justin Tomlinson giving evidence to a parliamentary committee

Disabled campaigners have given mixed reviews to a new version of the government’s Disability Confident employment scheme, with one saying he was “genuinely shocked” by how weak it was. Disability Confident – which has urged employers to “see the ability, not the disability” – has attracted criticism since its launch three years ago for
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