Disability issues for SMEs

Legal advice

Adapting for disabled customers

The Equality Act affects the way you treat your staff, job applicants and customers. Under the Equality Act, small and medium-sized businesses have to make 'reasonable adjustments' so they do not discriminate against disabled customers.

Business management

8 ways to make your small business more disability aware

Being aware of the needs of the disabled isn’t just good business sense, it’s good for your business as a whole

Success stories

Entrepreneur Q&A: ex-Paralympic swimmer, Liz Johnson

Former Paralympian Liz Johnson chats about her recruitment agency, The Ability People (TAP), and closing the disability employment gap.

Employing & managing staff

The changes that could affect disabled employees in the workplace

Luke Hatkinson-Kent at Allied Vehicles Limited talks about legal and funding changes that could affect your disabled employees.

Employing & managing staff

Employing people with autism: What to be aware of

Rebecca James, head of academy living at Orbis Education and Care, gives small business owners some insight into how employing someone with autism can help their business.


UK SMEs need better advice to cater for disabled customers

Despite disabled customers making up a large portion of the UK market, businesses still fail to cater for them, a new study finds.

Employing & managing staff

The business benefits of employing disabled people

In this piece in association with Boost Capital, we look at the upside of employing disabled people for your small business.


Disability should not hinder employment prospects

A new book has been published aimed at employers in the hope of improving prospects for disabled workers.


Government should do more to encourage disabled entrepreneurship

The government should do more to encourage entrepreneurship and self-employment as an alternative career move for disabled people say industry experts.

Employing & managing staff

Employing disabled staff

Finding skilled staff is one of the biggest problems a small business has to face, but by not making allowances for disabled applicants you could be missing out on a large number of talented candidates, not to mention running the risk of legal action.


Free help with the DDA

A free service has been launched to help small and medium-sized businesses assess how accessible their premises are for disabled customers, as part of their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act.


DDA is irrelevant, say SMEs

With only a month left until the final phase of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) comes into force, making it compulsory for all businesses to make their premises and services accessible to people with disabilities, many small firms believe the act is irrelevant.

Partner content

How to prepare for business growth in 2022

The team at Funding Options explain how to prepare for business growth in 2022

Partner content

Tide to empower small businesses to optimise cash flow with insights tool

Tide is introducing a Cashflow Insights tool to help small businesses mitigate delays in payment and improve their credit score

Partner content

Business Current Account Masterclass

Tune into the Masterclass from the Current Account Switch Service to find out why you should switch your business account pronto

Partner content

How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?