Guide dogs: Government plans to stop businesses refusing access


The charity Disability Rights UK says the DAP proposals are “light on action and big on more talking”.

The organisation welcomed the commitment to support disabled people who want to be elected to public office, but said other government commitments, such as improved accessibility standards for new-build housing, were not included.

Mims Davies, the minister for disabled people, health and work, said the DAP would have an “immediate impact” while the government delivers “long-term reforms”.

She said they were aimed at making the UK “the most accessible and importantly equal place to live in the world – so everyone can live their lives to the full and thrive”.

Labour’s shadow minister for disabled people, Vicky Foxcroft, said that despite its consultations, the government had still put forward “nothing that actually delivers a better life for disabled people”.

Labour set out some of its own plans to tackle inequality on Monday, saying it would extend full equal pay rights to ethnic minority workers and disabled people if it wins power.

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