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Covid-19: Free toolkit for businesses on disability and mental wellbeing

01 April 2020
Business Disability Forum is launching a free online toolkit to help businesses support disabled colleagues and customers during the Covid-19 outbreak. 
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Business Disability Forum responds to access to work cap

01 April 2020
In this morning’s updated guidance for Access to Work staff, we read that that ceiling cap for 2020-2021 will be increased from £59,200 to £60,700 as of 1 April 2020. Responding to this, Diane Lightfoot, CEO, Business Disability Forum has said:
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Budget 2020: Initial analysis from Business Disability Forum

11 March 2020
We welcomed the consideration which had been given in today’s budget to the impact of the coronavirus on businesses and employees.
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Coronavirus advice for supporting disabled employees and customers

05 March 2020
Business Disability Forum has published advice, today, on supporting disabled employees and disabled customers and clients, who may be affected by the Coronavirus. The non-profit organisation works with over 300 businesses and organisations, offering advice on issues affecting disabled people in the workplace and as consumers.
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Business Disability Forum welcomes announcements on inclusive transport, but calls for more joined-up policy

25 February 2020
Responding to the launch of the Department of Transport’s ‘it’s everyone’s journey’ campaign and its Inclusive Transport Leaders Scheme today, Diane Lightfoot, CEO at Business Disability Forum, said: “We welcome the announcements from the Department of Transport today as positive indicators that the Government remains committed to delivering on its Inclusive Transport Strategy.
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UK retailers lose out on £17 billion by ignoring the needs of disabled shoppers online

06 February 2020
UK retailers could be missing out on online sales estimated at £17.1 billion a year according to research from disability consultancy Freeney Williams.
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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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