is extremely proud of our record of helping over 600,000 disabled people into employment over the last four years. At the Treasury Committee
, he made a broader point about workforce productivity. Both the Institute for Fiscal Studies
and the Office for Budget Responsibility have suggested that increasing overall employment may have had an effect on measures of productivity. The Chancellor
was not suggesting – and does not believe – that increased participation by people with disabilities has had any negative impact on the economy. It has helped to increase economic growth and it is something we can be very proud of as a country.