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  • DWP - Work Capability Assessment Consultation

    Created: 18/09/2023
    News/Events Category: Employability
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    The UK Government has launched an important consultation on proposals to revamp the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) to better reflect changes to the world of work potentially opening up new opportunities for disabled people.

    Supporting people into work is a key priority for this government with £3.5 billion of additional investment at the last Budget to get more people into work. This includes £2 billion targeted at those who are sick and disabled.

    The WCA has not been significantly updated since 2011 and among the mooted changes is refining categories related to mobility and social interaction, reflecting the increasing support for flexible and remote work arrangements by employers.

    Under plans included in the consultation, those identified as capable of work preparation activity under the new criteria would receive tailored support, preventing automatic exclusion from available support.

    The consultation is open until Monday 30 October 2023, and we are urging people to get involved.


    See the consultation here, inlcuding details of how you can share your views at accessible virtual events hosted by the DWP.


    Read full press release here  

     




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