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Arts, Culture and Sport Liz Carr head and shoulders, as the character Clarissa Mullery

As few as one per cent of the employees working for some UK broadcasters have described themselves as disabled people, according to new research by the industry regulator. Ofcom’s Diversity And Equal Opportunities In Television report says disabled people appear to be “significantly under-represented” across the television industry, at just three per cent. The
Arts, Culture and Sport Adam Pearson, leaning against a fence

A month-long season of BBC films examining the lives of young disabled people will feature issues such as parenting, hate crime, relationships, and the qualities required of personal assistants. BBC Three’s Defying The Label season will begin on Monday 20 July with Don’t Take My Baby, a factual drama about a disabled couple’s struggle
Benefits and Poverty Entrance to DWP's Caxton House HQ

Ministers are considering plans to slash benefit payments to hundreds of thousands of disabled people, by scrapping a key part of the main out-of-work disability benefit, employment and support allowance (ESA), according to the BBC. The BBC reports that a leaked Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) document describes ESA as a “passive” benefit
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