National charity “appalled” by Chancellor’s outdated disability comments

Sense responds to the Chancellor’s comments blaming low economic productivity in part on disabled workers.

Richard Kramer, Deputy CEO of Sense, said:

“It is shocking to hear the Chancellor’s comments today, blaming Britain’s fall in economic productivity on working disabled people. Just last week the Government renewed its commitment to increase the amount of disabled people in work, recognising the important role that meaningful employment plays for disabled people and wider society. Philip Hammond’s comments undermine these ambitions completely and many disabled workers will be appalled at such outdated negative stereotypes being reinforced by the Chancellor.”