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Disability employment gap

Inquiry

The Committee is investigatingĀ the gap between the employment rates of disabled and non-disabled people and how the Department for Work and Pensions can better support disabled people in the labour market.

We're focusing on:

  • Trends in the disability employment gap
  • The economic impact of low employment rates for disabled people
  • The assistance available to help people in work
  • The ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Read an Easy Read summary of the Disability employment gap report.

Watch a video summary of the Disability employment gap report in British Sign Language.

Read the call for evidence to find out more about the inquiry (also available in Easy Read, British Sign Language and audio only formats).

Work news

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Disability employment gap: Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government response to report
The government responds to the Disability employment gap report
22 November 2021
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Unacceptable employment barriers faced by disabled people need radical overhaul
Committee publishes report on Disability employment gap
30 July 2021
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Committee to question Minister for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson MP
Committee to question Minister for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson MP
14 May 2021
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Work and Pensions Committee question charities and policy experts
The Work and Pensions Committee will take evidence from disability support charities and policy experts as it continues its inquiry into the disability employment gap.
23 April 2021
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Disability employment gap: Work and Pensions Committee holds oral evidence session
Committee to question policy experts and representatives from local authorities, support organisations and business
23 March 2021
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Disability employment gap inquiry: Work and Pensions Committee session on mental health and learning disabilities
Committee to question charity officials and academics to explore reasons for the differences in rates of employment between disabled and non-disabled people.
9 March 2021
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Disability charities and policy experts questioned by MPs
As part of its disability employment gap inquiry, the Work and Pensions Committee will hear from disability charities, academics and policy experts.
19 February 2021
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Committee to hold first oral evidence session on disability employment gap
Committee to hold the first oral evidence session in the inquiry examining the disability employment gap
18 January 2021
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Call for evidence for Disability employment gap inquiry in multiple formats
The call for evidence for the Work and Pensions Committee's Disability employment gap inquiry in multiple formats.
3 November 2020
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New inquiry: Work and Pensions Committee to examine disability employment gap
Committee to investigate the gap between the employment rates of disabled and non-disabled people and how the DWP can better support disabled people in the labour market
3 November 2020
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Contact us

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  • Email: workpencom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 8976 | Media enquiries to Oliver Florence on 020 7219 1679/florenceo@parliament.uk
  • Address: Work and Pensions Committee | House of Commons | London | SW1A 0AA