Purple's plan to link businesses with disabled people

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Purple's plan to link businesses with disabled people

A new organisation which aims to get more disabled people into work has been unveiled. 

Purple was launched at a ceremony to mark the start of the day's trading at the London Stock Exchange. 

The not-for-profit organisation was set up to tackle inequalities in employment. 

It commissioned some research which found 43% of businesses in London are apprehensive about hiring someone with a disability as they fear they might not be able to do the job.

The last census showed there are around 1.2 million people with disabilities in the capital, making up 14% of the population.

Purple believes finding them permanent jobs will create a more diverse workforce and add billions to the economy.



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