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Fears over Access to Work scheme

THE GOVERNMENT has been urged to publicly reject a document released by Department for Work and Pensions hours after last week's election result, which suggested that the Access to Work programme - the only programme with a 100% success rate in enabling disabled people to work - may be axed.

Only four in ten disabled people use the Internet

ONLY four in ten of disabled people use the internet – and the majority of websites continue to fail to meet the legal minimum standards of accessibility.

Access to Work: the good and bad news

DISABILITY minister Mark Harper says new changes to the Access to Work scheme will benefit 3,000 more disabled people. But some disabled workers already receiving high awards are to have them slashed.

Your chance to be a Channel 4 superstar . . .

CHANNEL 4 wants to recruit more disabled people to work on its coverage of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.

Job discrimination still rife, say law experts

ONE IN FIVE employees with a disability feel they are unsupported and discriminated against in the workplace, according to employment law experts Leigh Day.

Ben wins £50K business award from Stelios

A 31-year-old man who was told he wouldn’t live past 30 has won a £50,000 cash prize to help grow his business.

New job scheme for disabled graduates

BUSINESSES across the UK are being urged to take on more disabled graduates.

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