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1 May 2024 - Disability employment - Oral evidence

Committee Work and Pensions Committee
Inquiry Disability employment

Wednesday 1 May 2024

Start times: 9:15am (private) 9:25am (public)

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Disability employment inquiry: Work and Pensions Committee to question disability charities, specialists and academics

MPs question disability charities, employment specialists and academics in the first session of the Work and Pension Committee’s inquiry into disability employment.

The Committee’s inquiry is looking at how disabled people can be better supported to start and stay in work, and the effectiveness of the Government’s recent efforts to narrow the disability employment gap. The inquiry follows the Committee’s 2021 report on the topic, which warned that the DWP’s national programme for supporting disabled people in work was not performing.  

Meeting details

At 9:25am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Disability employment
Chief Executive Officer at British Association of Supported Employment
Policy Manager at Leonard Cheshire
Co-Founder at Disability@Work
At 10:25am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Disability employment
Professor of Entrepreneurship at Birkbeck, University of London
Associate Professor (Research), Centre for Healthcare and Communities at Coventry University
Professor of Economics at University of Liverpool
Chief Executive Officer at Universal Inclusion

In the first panel, the Committee question disability charities and employment support specialists on progress made to close the disability employment gap since the Committee’s 2021 report. MPs are likely to focus on current disability employment rates and views on the government’s support for employment support for disabled people.

In the second panel, MPs hear from a range of academics about the specific issues of disability discrimination, how remote working has impacted disability employment and support for disabled entrepreneurs.  


Room 8, Palace of Westminster

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