The Government's new employment strategy for disabled people ‘Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability’ was published today. Mark Atkinson, Chief Executive of disability charity Scope, said:
"For over a decade, the disability employment gap has remained static at 30 percentage points.
"Today, too many disabled people continue to face barriers to entering, staying and progressing in employment, unable to fulfil their potential and participate fully in the UK economy.
"The pledge to get a million more disabled people into work is an important gesture but today's publication needs to lead to swift action to make this a reality.
“The disability employment gap is a burning injustice in our society, which is why Scope and Virgin Media have launched our Work With Me campaign.”
Read our response to the Secretary of State's speech
on disability employment in Parliament