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Access to Work claims of abuse and misuse of the scheme

Access to Work claims there is fraudulent use of the scheme by deaf people. Little evidence has been brought forward to support this.

Even if it’s true, it’s unreasonable to use this as a justification for restricting the support available to deaf and deafblind people. Punishing an entire community for the actions of a number of its members is discriminatory.

This doesn’t seem like the message the government wants to send out about its approach to equality and access. And neither is it compatible with its duties under the Equality Act.