Bracknell's MP commends support for disabled job seekers

Published: 7 Dec 2012 17:000 comments

DR PHILLIP Lee has praised a Government initiative to provide more support to disabled entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Last week's announcement said that businesses with more than 49 employees will no longer pay towards the extra costs faced by disabled people in work - saving them up to £2,300 for every employee who uses the Access to Work fund.

Meanwhile, disabled jobseekers who want to set up their own business using the New Enterprise Allowance will now be eligible for Access to Work funding from day one of claiming Jobseekers Allowance.

The Tory MP explained that there are now 123,000 more disabled people in work than before the last Government election.

He described the announcement as "fantastic progress and great news" and added: "We are breaking down the barriers facing disabled people who want to work."

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