Work and Pensions Committee report – the Disability Employment Gap

The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee published their report on the disability employment gap in February 2017.  The report noted that “Recent years have seen an increase in the number of disabled people in work, but too many disabled people are still being left behind in the labour market,” along with a series of recommendations.

The report aimed to address:

  • To what extent are the current range of proposed measures likely to achieve the Government’s ambition of closing the disability employment gap?
  • How effective is the Disability Confident campaign in reducing barriers to employment and educating employers?
  • What should support for people with health conditions and disabilities in the proposed Work and Health programme look like?
  • What are the likely impacts on disability employment of the abolition of the Employment and Support Allowance Work Related Activity component?