The Government has announced thousands of pounds worth of subsidies for successful bidders wanting to take over Remploy factories. The government-owned company helps disabled people find work, but announced 36 factory closures earlier this year, threatening jobs in Poole and Southampton.
The money would be paid over three years to help cover wages.
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People who own potentially dangerous Whirlpool tumble dryers are still waiting for them to be repaired or replaced a year on.