– Department for Work and Pensions
We have also been clear from the start that we have protected the £320 million budget for disability employment services. But we are following the advice of disability expert Liz Sayce to use the money more effectively to get more disabled people into mainstream jobs - the same as everyone else.
All disabled employees affected by the changes will be guaranteed tailored support from an £8 million package, including a personal case worker, to help with the transition into mainstream employment.
875 Remploy employees, including 682 disabled workers, are at risk of losing their jobs. Ministers have said a number of its factories would close, arguing that the budget for disabled employment services could be spent more effectively.