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Disability Act 'could cost businesses £5 billion'

Implementing the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (1995) could cost uk businesses up to £5 billion, estimates quantity surveyor and project manager Bucknall Austin. Tim Castle, the firm's regional assistant director, said that, although the Act has a ten-year implementation period, 'the growing awareness of disability issues within our society means it will only be a short time before buildings will have to be disabled friendly'.

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