Experts and charities questioned on employment support for young people and people with disabilities
15 November 2022
The Work and Pensions Committee hears from experts and charities providing employment support for young people and people with disabilities in the second session of its Plan for Jobs and employment support inquiry.
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Wednesday 16 November, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster
- Billy Harding, Centrepoint
- Richard Rigby, The Prince’s Trust
- Barry Fletcher, Career Connect
- James Taylor, Scope
- Professor Kim Hoque, Disability@Work
- Dr Jenny Ceolta-Smith, Long Covid Support and Long Covid Work
- Jane Hunt, Association of Disabled Professional
The Committee is expected to explore why 16–24-year-olds struggle to engage with the labour market, and the potential impact the pandemic has had on employment levels. MPs are likely to scrutinise the effectiveness of the Government’s employment support schemes, examining whether the Government could reduce complexity and widen targeting to involve more young people.
MPs are also expected to examine why economic inactivity among disabled people has risen notably since the beginning of the pandemic. The session is likely to cover the Government’s disability employment support programmes, how to improve programme uptake for disabled people, self-employment for disabled people, and calls to develop a more “holistic” employment support framework.
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