Press release: Increased funding announced for disabled people with the greatest barriers to work

Today the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Esther McVey, has announced increased funding to support businesses that provide extra employment support for disabled people with the greatest barriers to work. When the Work Choice employment programme ends in March 2019, ongoing support will be offered to individuals working in “supported businesses” through specially

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Press release: Employment rate at new record high

Meanwhile, the unemployment rate remains at its lowest since 1975. And, since 2010, the majority of employment growth has been in both full-time and permanent roles. The women’s employment rate has remained at a joint record high of 71.3%. On top of this, the majority of female employment growth since 2010 has been in higher

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News story: Social innovators receive £360,000 of government funding to tackle the UK’s biggest challenges

Today (Wednesday 11 July 2018) the government will announce a collaboration with business and civil society to back projects by small social innovators which benefit the public. The projects include a recruitment company focused on supporting dyslexic and neurodiverse people to find employment, and a money advice service for black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME)

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