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New expert judging panel unveiled for RIDI’s 2020 Awards

21 January 2020
The Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) has unveiled a prestigious new expert panel of judges for the recruitment industry’s only disability awards.
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BDF adds new resource to the Mental Health Toolkit for Blue Monday

20 January 2020
This Blue Monday (20 January) we’re marking the day by adding a new resource to our Mental Health Toolkit, exclusive to Members and Partners.
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BDF's Angela Matthews addresses the disability pay gap

07 January 2020
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that in 2018 the median pay for non-disabled workers was £12.11 an hour, in comparison with £10.63 for disabled workers. Angela Matthews, head of policy and research shares her thoughts on the recent headlines around disability pay gap in Employee Benefits. This can be viewed at: employeebenefits.co.uk/angela-matthews-disability-gap/
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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

18 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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