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Business Disability Forum defends right of people with learning disabilities to equal pay

09 December 2019
Responding to comments made by the parliamentary candidate for Hastings and Rye on Friday in which she stated that people with learning disabilities should be paid less for their work, Diane Lightfoot, CEO, Business Disability Forum, said: 
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Manifesto calls for greater action on disability inclusion

03 December 2019
A leading non-profit disability and business organisation is calling on the future Government to commit to a series of actions to support businesses to deliver on disability inclusion.
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BBC unveils plan to create more career opportunities for disabled people

03 December 2019
Business Disability Forum Partner BBC has today unveiled a three-part plan designed to significantly improve representation of – and opportunities for - disabled people on and off air.
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BDF awarded funding to help London’s small businesses

02 December 2019
Business Disability Forum has been awarded funding to help smaller businesses (SMEs) in London make their jobs and services more accessible to disabled people.
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BDF conducts research for global business disability strategy

20 November 2019
Business Disability Forum is conducting research into disability inclusion at a global business level.
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Unilever to partner with Business Disability Forum on disability inclusion

13 November 2019
Unilever is strengthening its commitment to disability inclusion today by becoming an official Partner of the leading membership and business advice organisation, Business Disability Forum.
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What do we want from the new cross-government approach to disability?

01 November 2019
Today, the Office for Disability Issues moves out of the Department for Work and Pensions and into Cabinet Office. This means there is now a Disability Unit in Cabinet’s new Equalities Hub, which sits alongside the Race Disparities Unit in the Government Equalities Office (the latter which focusses on women, transgender, and sexual orientation).
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Disability-Smart 2019 Award Winners announced

24 October 2019
Organisations recognised for leading the way on positive change
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Launch of free mental health resource for managers

10 October 2019
To mark World Mental Health Day (10 October), a new resource is being launched to help managers spot the signs of mental ill-health and to offer advice on talking to team members about their mental health.
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Intelligently focusing on barrier-free recruitment

30 September 2019
Recruitment organisation Intelligent Resource has committed to continuing its pledge to be a barrier-free recruitment business, continuing its work with Business Disability Forum.
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