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Employment Two men and a woman beside a poster which says 'help me spend my money'
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New concerns have been raised about the government’s Disability Confident employment campaign, after a leading disabled social entrepreneur said that some businesses could be finding it easier than intended to secure the highest level of accreditation. Mike Adams, chief executive of the social enterprise Purple, said he was concerned that some organisations providing Disability
Employment David Cameron launching Disability Confident
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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been declared a gold-standard employer of disabled people under its own much-criticised scheme, despite being found guilty of “grave or systematic violations” of the UN disability convention. DWP documents obtained by Disability News Service (DNS) through a freedom of information request show how it was “validated”
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 Head and shoulders of Justin Tomlinson giving evidence to a parliamentary committee
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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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