The Government has today announced more support for small businesses and disabled entrepreneurs to pay for specialised equipment and to cover the other costs facing disabled people in work. Stewart Jackson, Peterborough’s MP wants to promote this to businesses and disabled entrepreneurs in and around Peterborough.
Businesses with more than 49 employees will no longer pay towards the extra costs faced by disabled people in work – saving businesses up to £2,300 for every employee who uses the Access to Work fund.
Disabled jobseekers who want to set up their own business using the New Enterprise Allowance will now be eligible for Access to Work funding from day one of claiming Jobseekers Allowance.
Stewart Jackson MP commented:
“Under this Government, the number of disabled people in work has steadily increased with 123,000 more disabled people in work than before the election.
I know that people in Peterborough will show a real interest in the New Enterprise Allowance and Access to Work funding.
“This is fantastic progress for disabled people across the city but we need to do more. That is why this announcement is so important. We are breaking down the barriers facing disabled people who want to work”.