Unemployment: Disability

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 16th January 2023.

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Photo of Virginia Crosbie Virginia Crosbie Conservative, Ynys Môn

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department’s review into economic inactivity will take into account the (a) barriers to employment faced by disabled people and (b) the support needed to overcome those them.

Photo of Virginia Crosbie Virginia Crosbie Conservative, Ynys Môn

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department’s review into economic inactivity will consider the potential merits of additional specialist support for disabled jobseekers.

Photo of Tom Pursglove Tom Pursglove The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The review will identify and understand the barriers preventing people from joining the workforce and/or resulting in people leaving the workforce early. Disabled people and people with health conditions are a key focus of the review.

This review will build on the government’s existing package of support to help disabled people and people with health conditions to start, stay and succeed in work.

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