The DeafATW survey about the ATW cap is ready now. Survey link below:
The DeafATW survey for people with ATW who have or will have capped budgets (in April 2018) is now ready.
Please can you share with anyone you know who has or will have a capped ATW budget, and share with networks and organisations so that as many people see this as possible.
If you have or will have a capped ATW budget, please fill in the survey.
The survey is for people who have:
• An ATW award AND
• Are capped already OR will be capped April 2018 AND
• Live in England, Wales or Scotland (not NI).
The survey is in BSL & English. To answer in BSL, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The survey closes Friday 22nd September 2017.
Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ATW_CAP
The survey will help DeafATW and the UKCoD Employment Group better campaign about the cap.
More information about the ATW cap:
ATW budgets have been capped since 1st October 2015. The cap means that there is a maximum budget that ATW will give you, even if you need a larger budget to pay for your communication support.
The cap is worked out by using the national average salary (published by the Office for National Statistics in October each year), which usually changes every year.
The cap to ATW awards / budgets is currently one and a half times the national average salary.
What cap you have to your award will depend on what year you applied for ATW, or what year your ATW was reviewed.
If your ATW award started or was reviewed between / The annual cap (limit) for the ATW budget is:
1st October 2015 to 31st March 2016 – £40,800
1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017 – £41,400
1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018 – £42,100
If you had an ATW award before the cap started1st October 2015, then it will not be capped until 1st April 2018.