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A NEW wage incentive scheme to encourage employers to give young disabled people further work opportunities is being being made available in July.

A payment of up to £2,275 will be made available for employers who recruit young disabled people through Work Choice – a specialist disability employment programme that provides tailored support to help disabled people who have the most complex support needs.

Minister for Disabled People, Maria Miller said: “Through this wage incentive we are encouraging employers to hire more young disabled people by providing some money ourselves.

“By creating a partnership between Government and the employer, it will give more young disabled people the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in the workplace, so that the employer will keep that young person on beyond the six months of the subsidy.”