Employment and Skills

Wage incentives available for young disabled people

Wage incentives available for young disabled people

Minister for Disabled People, Maria Miller has announced that a payment for up to £2,275 will be available for employers who recruit young disabled people through Work Choice.

Work Choice was introduced in October 2010 and replaced the WORKSTEP, Work Preparation and the Job Introduction Scheme.  The programme aims to deliver tailored support to disabled people who have complex support needs.

Ms Miller announced

“By creating a partnership between Government and the employer, it will give more young disabled people the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in the workplace, so that the employer will keep that young person on beyond the six months of the subsidy”

The new wage incentive will be made available from July

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