Disability Pay Gap in London

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 18th March 2021.

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How has the disability pay gap in London changed each year since May 2016?

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Figures for the pay gap between disabled and non-disabled employees working in London up to 2019 are given below. These figures are calculated by the GLA from the Annual Population Survey. The latest available data are for 2019, and 2020 data are expected in May 2021. These figures are available on the London Datastore as part of my Economic Fairness indicators.

2016

17%

2017

12.3%

2018

17%

2019

16.6%[1]

A lack of flexible working opportunities, inaccessible recruitment and discriminatory practices  all contribute to disabled people not participating or progressing in the workplace. These barriers are structural and endemic. While rates of disability self-declaration in organisations can be low, which makes pay gap data difficult to produce accurately, my Good Work Standard encourages employers to monitor disability pay gaps, adopt best practice and achieve high standards in working conditions, diversity and inclusion and flexible working.

[1] https://data.london.gov.uk/economic-fairness/labour-market/disability-pay-gap/