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Funding increase for disabled workers

The maximum amount disabled people can claim to help them access employment is set to increase to £57,000 a year.
This is a £15,000 - or 38% - rise from the current cap on Access to Work funding, which was introduced in 2015.
The work and pensions secretary said the move was part of the government's commitment to have one million more disabled people in work by 2027.
But campaigners have launched a legal challenge saying the cap could affect deaf people and those with high needs.
Access to Work provides money to cover the extra costs disabled people face when working - such as hiring support workers, buying specialised equipment and travel expenses.
Announcing the change in a written statement from the government, Esther McVey said it believed disabled people "should have the opportunity to thrive".
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