How Purple plans to link business and disabled people

On Tuesday I rang the bell to open the London Stock Exchange and launchPurple, a not-for-profit organisation, determined to tackle the employment gap between disabled and non-disabled people in new ways. At last week’s work and pension select committee looking at the issue of employment and disabled people, I was asked, “Is halving the employment gap between disabled and non-disabled people achievable?” My answer: potentially, but not if we continue with the current approach. As a disabled person, I have lived with impairment since birth. I have seen the changes…

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