WEC Report and Government Response – Employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK

The House of Commons Select Committee on Women and Equalities (WEC) published a report on employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK in July 2016.  This report made 17 recommendations to tackle substantial pockets of disadvantage that exist in this area; including the Government’s approach to integration and opportunity, supporting the aspirations of Muslim women, providing effective support to work and challenging workplace discrimination.

The Government responded in December 2016.

Background information

The Select Committee launched an inquiry into employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK in January 2016.  This inquiry considered what barriers to employment exist for Muslims, alongside the prevalence of discrimination against Muslims in the workplace.  The deadline for written submissions was 28 February 2016.

Submission by the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex