The Secretary of State announced the Remploy modernisation plan on
In South Yorkshire, the Barnsley factory will close and the 38 disabled employees at the factory will be given a range of options, including the opportunity to transfer to Remploy's Sheffield factory, which will continue. The company's Employment Services business will also open a city centre branch in Sheffield, as part of the company's plan to support more disabled people into mainstream work.
The Secretary of State has given a guarantee that no disabled employee will be made compulsorily redundant. They will also be able to remain on their current Remploy salary, including membership of the pension scheme.