Employment: Disability

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 21st February 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Bertin Baroness Bertin Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to introduce mandatory reporting on the number of disabled people employed by (1) public bodies, and (2) private companies.

Photo of Baroness Buscombe Baroness Buscombe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

As announced in Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability, we want to see increased reporting on mental health, wellbeing and disability employment by large employers in both the public and private sector, agreeing in principle with the recommendation in the independent review “Thriving at Work”.

Government is working with partners to establish a framework approach for voluntary reporting on mental health and disability for large employers. This is focussed on what type of reporting will support improved employment outcomes amongst disabled people, and businesses’ engagement in health and wellbeing.

The Office for National statistics publishes data on Civil Service employment by disability status and employment grade.

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