Professor Melanie Jones of Disability@Work gives evidence to the 2021 Work and Pensions inquiry into the disability employment gap

Professor Melanie Jones of Disability@Work gives evidence to the 2021 Work and Pensions inquiry into the disability employment gap

In her evidence Melanie highlighted the weaknesses of the current government employment commitment to get 1 million more disabled people into work, the need to set a target for the disability employment gap, as well as the case for monitoring disability prevalence, the disability pay gap and disability gaps in work quality. For more information on disability@work evidence in this area see our research on employment commitments and in-work disadvantage.

She also highlighted the importance of employers in addressing the disability employment gap and outlined a role for government in supporting employers understand and address disability inequality within organisations through measurement and monitoring in line with disability@work proposals to reform the Voluntary Reporting Framework.

Full details of the evidence provided by disability@work to the inquiry is available here and here. Recording of the inquiry session is available here.

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