In September 2023 University of Bristol’s Personal Finance Research Centre (PFRC) and Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (RiDC) funded by abrdn Financial Fairness Trust published a report on the financial wellbeing of disabled people in the UK, based on in-depth research.

The research outputs are informed by a survey completed by 815 members of the RiDC’s Consumer Panel in April 2023, as well as qualitative interviews and group discussions with Panel members. This put the experiences and views of a sample of disabled people, broadly representative of the UK’s disabled population, at the heart of the work. Additionally, working in this way allowed the researchers to look beyond the generic label of ‘disabled’ to examine if and how financial wellbeing differs by demographic factors such as age and income as well as the number and type of impairments that someone has.  

These research outputs were used to prepare an evidence submission to the Work and Pensions Committee's inquiry into Disability Employment.