This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'List of all employers who are "Positive About Disabled People"'.

 
 
 
DWP Central Freedom of Information Team
Annex A 
 
e-mail: freedom-of-information-re
 
[email address]
 
Our Ref: VTR 402
 
 

08 February 2012
Annex A 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Ms Peake, 
 
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 30th of January 2012 
 
You requested the following information: 
 
Please would you send me a list of every employer signed up to the "Positive About Disabled 
People" scheme along with a breakdown in percentage terms of the involvement of each 
employment sector? If you are not under an obligation to provide me with this information 
please would you let me know how many employers are signed up to the "Positive About 
Disabled People" scheme and which sectors they represent? Could you please also explain 
why this information is not freely available or if it is available somewhere and I have 
missed it, where to find it? Allow me to suggest that it would make life a great deal easier for 
disabled people if you were to promote this scheme and consolidate this information so 
disabled jobseekers could see at a glance which employers were disabled-friendly. It would 
also lead to less hatred and harassment of disabled people if the facts were out there. 
 
I have attached the list of employers currently holding the Disability Symbol. I am sorry this is 
not broken down by employment sector. 
 
We have not previously considered making the list freely available externally due to the 
changing nature of the information contained – all employers are reviewed annually to ensure 
they continue to warrant symbol status and employers are added to and removed from the list 
almost continually.  However, in the light of your request and the potential benefits you have 
highlighted, we will look more closely at the practicalities involved in making the information 
freely available. 
 
If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the reference number 
above.   
 
Yours sincerely,  
 
 

DWP Central FoI Team 
 
 
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