We are overjoyed to learn that Sarah Newton has announced several changes to ATW (Access To Work) funding, the main being,
“As of April 2018, the cap will not rise to £43,100 in line with 1.5 times average earnings. Instead it will rise to £57,200, double average earnings, and will be uprated annually on that basis. This means that considerably fewer British Sign Language users now remain affected by the cap.”
You can read the full published statement below or read it on the Parliament site here.
Thank you and congratulations to everyone involved in making this happen, including Darren Townsend-Handscomb, Bob Birchall, Bob Marsh, Dan Sumners, David Buxton, Jim Edwards, Laura Arrowsmith, Paul Lennon, Lidia Best, Lindsey Jane Rousseau, Martin McLean, Robert Geaney, Rowena Stobart and Sally Paull.