Submission for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights in the United Kingdom
Business Disability Forum is a non-profit membership organisation which exists to transform the life chances of disabled people. We do this by bringing business leaders, disabled people, and Government together to understand what needs to change to increase the life opportunities and experiences of and disabled people in employment, economic growth, and society in general in a way that also benefits business. We provide practical, evidence-based, strategic solutions for businesses to recruit, retain, and provide inclusive products and services to disabled people.
We have focused on two key areas within the Special Rapporteur’s stipulated interests: our definition of ‘poverty’ and the experience of disabled people; and Brexit, particularly the implications for disabled people’s rights to accessible transport under the UK’s proposed Trade Bill 2017-19.