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One million more disabled people in employment than five years ago

Over one million more disabled people are in employment compared to five years ago, according to the latest ONS (Office for National Statistics) data. The latest figures show the number of disabled people in employment has increased by 1.3 million since 2017, yet some campaigners are concerned the figures mask the lower levels of employment for some disabilities.  CEO Diane Lightfoot, CEO of the Business Disability Forum (BDF), told HR magazine that although the rapid progress should be celebrated, there is a much bigger picture at stake She said: “Before the target of one million more disabled people in work


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