October 2021

The Government has announced a number of measures within today's budget. Selected announcements are quoted below but you can read the fiull papers at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/autumn-budget-and-spending-review-2021-documents 


The 2020-21 ASCOF indicators have been published.

They show mental health employment rates (Indicator 1F) holding steady at 9% despite a drop in male employment rates from 8% (2019-20) to 7% last year. Regional employment rates varied widely from 15% in Eastern England to 5% in East Midlands.

Leading UK disability organisations, including charities, academics and trade unions, have united to urge the government to take more action to end employment discrimination against disabled people. Following the publication of the government’s National Disability Strategy earlier this year, the group has launched a Disability Employment Charter as a clear mandate for action: outlining the steps government and employers must take to address the disadvantage disabled people experience in UK workplaces.

BASE has responded to the consultation on DWP's Health & Disability Green Paper, Shaping Future Support

The Open University has published its annual Business Barometer report for 2021. 

The key points are:

BASE is delighted to be a key sponsor of the Learning Disability Wales conference, We can work it out. The conference will look at what work, jobs and employment mean to people with a learning disability.

We have now just about finalised the programme for our 2021 conference and we're looking forward to welcoming delegates to Brighton.

We only have around 25 delegate places available so don't delay if you want to attend. You'll find all the details at www.base-uk.org/conference.

We have arranged a discounted rate for accommodation at the venue but this offer will end on 8 October. Our webpage also has links to a conference accommodation portal.