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Corporate reporting of disability in the workplace

The Prime Minister has urged businesses to report disability employment in a drive to close the disability employment gap.

Scope welcomes the announcement.

Anna Bird, Director of Policy and Research at disability equality charity Scope, said:

“This is a watershed moment – we will only be able to tackle disability unemployment if we understand the scale of the problem.

“We frequently hear from disabled people about difficulties they face – from negative attitudes and inaccessible recruitment processes, to inflexible workplaces and difficulties getting adjustments.

“Data on disability is crucial for employers to understand what action they need to take to recruit and retain disabled people.

“The Government must ensure that this information shapes future approaches to increasing disability employment. This will be vital in realising the ambition to get one million more disabled people into work by 2027.”

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