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Disability act no major cost to business, says charity

Legislation being phased in from January

The manager of an Island disability charity says new legislation will not come at a great cost to business owners.

The recently-approved Disability Discrimination Act will force providers of goods and services to make themselves more universally accessible.

The legislation will be gradually implemented over four years, starting from January 2016.

Peter Hindley is the manager of the Manx Workshop for the Disabled, where all staff members are handicapped.

He insists that the changes will be largely hassle-free:

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