Additional Access to Work funding welcome, but cap must be removed, says Business Disability Forum

12 February 2019
Responding to the Government’s announcement  to increase the annual cap on Access to Work funding to £59,200, Diane Lightfoot, CEO, Business Disability Forum said:
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Business Disability Forum Partner Royal Bank of Scotland teams up with auticon to offer jobs to Edinburgh-based autistic consultants

12 February 2019
auticon UK, a social enterprise which exclusively employs IT consultants who are on the autism spectrum, has teamed up in partnership with Business Disability Forum Partners Royal Bank of Scotland, launching a new base in Edinburgh, as part of its strategy to create more jobs for autistic adults in Scotland.
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Disability Film competition sets young film makers on road to success

11 February 2019
Budding young film makers are invited to show off their skills and win the opportunity of a work placement with a film production company, thanks to a competition launched by Business Disability Forum.
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It’s ‘Time to Talk’ in the workplace

07 February 2019
Our CEO Diane Lightfoot highlighted the need for employers and employees to talk more about workplace stress at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
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‘Diversish’ campaign launches at Davos to challenge businesses excluding disability from diversity commitments

25 January 2019
“If disability is not on your agenda, neither is diversity” – states the campaign Campaign highlights problematic diversity and inclusion practices Prominent public figures including Paralympic basketball champion Ade Adepitan, and actress Sam Renke, call on delegates of the World Economic Forum Annual Summit to act on disability inclusion
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The Valuable 500 launches at the World Economic Forum annual summit

24 January 2019
To promote disability inclusion in business  The Valuable 500 launches at Davos today to unlock the value of disabled people across the world Launch sees the world premiere of DIVERSISH, a campaign which challenges the businesses that exclude disability in their definitions of diversity UK Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work Sarah Newton urges businesses to join the campaign Launch is part of World Economic Forum Annual Summit agenda which includes focus on disability inclusion 
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Disability to take centre stage at Davos

23 January 2019
On Thursday 24 January, history will be made, as for the first time ever disability inclusion will be discussed on the main stage of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos.
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Business Disability Forum calls for strengthened role for equality body in tackling discrimination

15 January 2019
A leading not-for-profit business and disability organisation is calling on the Government to strengthen the role of the Equality and Human Rights Commission in tackling disability discrimination.
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We all need to talk more about health and wellbeing at work, says Business Disability Forum

11 January 2019
As a new year begins, a leading business and disability organisation is calling for greater openness in the workplace around health and wellbeing.
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