Disability employment gap Contents



Targets and measures

Employment support

In-work support

Impact of the coronavirus pandemic

The disability benefits system

DWP’s engagement with disabled people


Our inquiry

The National Strategy for Disabled People and the Green Paper

1 Measuring disability employment

The Government’s target

Absolute and relative targets

Collecting data on disability employment

Data collection based on symptom groups

Mandatory reporting for employers

2 Employment support

DWP’s existing employment support provision

Employment support: a local or national approach?

Individual Placement and Support (IPS)

Support from Jobcentre Plus

Accessibility of Jobcentre Plus services

Disability Employment Advisers

Job carving

3 In-work support

Disability and reasonable adjustments

Reasonable adjustments: enforcement of the law

Guidance for employers: an online information hub

Access to Work

The call centre system

Access to Work “passports”

Disability Confident

“Health is everyone’s business”

4 Impact of the coronavirus pandemic

Impact of the pandemic on the labour market for disabled people

Impact of the pandemic on trends in the disability employment gap

Impact of remote working

The Kickstart and Restart schemes

Data collection

Creaming and parking

5 The disability benefits system

The Work Capability Assessment

Sanctions and conditionality

DWP’s relationship with disabled people

Issues of trust towards DWP

Engagement with disabled people

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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