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Call to action

Spring statement: Why we need urgent action on disability living costs

There has been much in the news about rising living costs as the Chancellor has prepared his Spring Statement. Circumstances at home and abroad are putting a squeeze on household budgets, which is set to worsen in coming months.

Rising disability living costs

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For many disabled people the impact of rising costs is greater still. Disabled people have always had to spend more money than non-disabled people on everyday living costs – due to costs associated with having a disability.

With particular costs, such as rising energy prices, disproportionately impacting disabled people, Business Disability Forum is calling on the Government to take urgent action.

Government action

BDF’s Head of Policy, Angela Matthews, said:

“Addressing and meeting the extra costs which disabled people experience is non-negotiable if levelling up really is to be a reality for everyone. Disabled people literally cannot afford to wait any longer.”

Read our call to action in our response to the Chancellor’s Spring Statement on BDF’s Press Centre.

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