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Scope responds to Autumn Statement 2016
23 November 2016
Scope responds to the 2016 Autumn Statement: "We are bitterly disappointed that the Chancellor has not committed any further investment in our crumbling social care system".
MPs call on Government to pause Employment and Support Allowance reduction
17 November 2016
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The Office for National Statistics has yesterday released Labour Market figures for the period June to September, 2016.
Scope analysis reveals that:
- The employment rate for non-disabled people has increased by 0.4 percentage points since this time last year.
- The disability employment gap is 32.2 percentage points.
- In work disabled people are more than twice as likely to fall out of work than non-disabled people (10.1% of employed DP fall out of work compared to 3.8% of non-DP).
- 1.7m working age disabled people not in work for over 5 yrs (48% of all who are out of work).