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29th June 2022, 19:30

Disability Society welcomes that Disability Benefit will rise with the rate of inflation

The Disability Society has welcomed that the Disability Benefit will rise with the rate of inflation.

It has also welcomed the Government's announcement that work has begun on the extension of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - something the society has been pushing for over many years.

The Disability Society is disappointed that the start of sections 13 & 14 of the Disability Act 2017 will be delayed. It points out that in 2019, a tax incentive was introduced to encourage businesses to facilitate access to persons with disabilities in existing premises, with the initiative subsequently extended for a further two years.

The society, however, says it understands that the Government has taken into consideration that COVID prevented many businesses from implementing the necessary changes, and that this is why an extension was needed.