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Disability: Finance

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 42013, tabled on 3 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made by her Department on setting up an Extra Costs Taskforce.

Answered on

13 September 2021

As set out in the National Disability Strategy, published on 28 July, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Cabinet Office will set up an Extra Costs Taskforce, bringing together disabled people, regulators and businesses, to better understand the extra costs faced by disabled people, including how this breaks down for different impairments – by summer 2022.

Officials are currently developing proposals for the taskforce and its terms of reference and membership. Insight from disabled people and organisations will inform the development of the Taskforce.