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Press release: Business Disability Forum and the Bank of England discuss the launch of new accessible £10 note

12 September 2017
Business Disability Forum hosted the Bank of England’s Chief Cashier Victoria Cleland for a podcast released today (12 September) to mark the launch of the new polymer £10 note on 14 September, the first UK banknote designed to be accessible for people with visual impairments.
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Channel 4 secures Disability Confident Leader status

07 September 2017
Channel 4 becomes the first media company to achieve the status of Disability Confident Leader.
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Inside Barclays’ diversity and inclusion strategy

31 August 2017
Mark McLane, Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Barclays, discussed the initiatives that enable Barclays to excel at being disability-smart (Human Capital)
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Royal Mail (post)mark their commitment to accessibility

31 August 2017
Royal Mail joins our list of Accessible Technology Charter signatories.
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‘You have to give learning disabled people the opportunity to prove themselves’

29 August 2017
Much more needs to be done to boost employment rates among learning disabled people – but the steps businesses can take are simple (The Guardian)
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Global campaign shows how #valuable a disability agenda is for businesses

21 August 2017
A global campaign launched today (21 August) to activate the business community to tackle disability exclusion around the world. The campaign, #valuable, calls on businesses to recognise the value of the one billion people living with a disability.   
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Shake up of working culture and practices recommended to reduce pay gaps

16 August 2017
All jobs should be advertised as available for flexible working, and greater support should be given to fathers to play more of a role in child care, in a shake-up of culture and working practices to reduce pay gaps, the Equality and Human Rights Commission said yesterday (15 August).
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Flexible working should be offered across all jobs, says Equality and Human Rights Commission

15 August 2017
Universal flexible working could accommodate more workers and help close pay gaps (City A.M.)
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Microsoft aiming to transform accessibility with Smart Cities initiative

11 August 2017
The project aims to use digital accessibility to empower people around the world (Technology Record)
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BBC launches a nationwide search for disabled actors and actresses

11 August 2017
The BBC has launched a training programme for disabled actors as it seeks to attract diverse new talent (Same Difference)
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