Did you know?
- Disabled people are far less likely to be in employment. In March 2013, the UK employment rate among working age disabled people was 49% (4.1 million), compared to 81.8% of non-disabled people
- 44.3% of working age disabled people are economically inactive. This figure is nearly 4 times higher than for non-disabled people (11.5 %)
- The 2 most commonly stated enablers for employment among adults with impairments are modified hours or days or reduced work hours and tax credits
- The 2 most common barriers to work among adults with impairments are a lack of job opportunities (43%) and difficulty with transport (29%)
- The high street could be boosted by £212 billion ‘purple pound’ by attracting disabled people and their families
- Research shows that disabled customers prefer to shop with accessible businesses & 82% of disabled customers in the UK took their business to a more accessible competitor in 2013