Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions - Disability Aid

Mike Wood: Despite being diagnosed with neuromyelitis optica mid-way through her degree course, my constituent Amy Green successfully completed her course and now hopes to set up her own business. What support is available for people with disabilities who want to start their own business?

 

Justin Tomlinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

As someone who ran my own business for 10 years, I wish my hon. Friend’s constituent the very best of luck. The Government have helped over 28,000 people through the new enterprise allowance, and through the Access to Work scheme specific training and specialist support can be provided to people with disabilities.