Remploy jobs under threat

Around 140 Remploy workers could face redundancy in a fresh wave of planned factory closures. The UK Government says the budget for disabled employment services could be spent more effectively.

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Disability Rights UK: 'Remploy closures mean more disabled people can be helped'

Neil Coyle, Policy Director of Disability Rights UK, supports the closure of Remploy factories, saying that while the Government should give "tailored support" to the affected workers, the funding will help more people.

"We can either make a choice to keep running unviable, segregated employment for disabled people in failing factories, or we use the same amount of money to support many thousands more disabled people into mainstream work," he says.

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