The UK needs a sector deal for disability as part of the government’s industrial strategy

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This sector deal should address long standing barriers to the participation
of disabled people in the labour market by offering enhanced support and
incentives to employers, training providers and individuals.

Professor Francis Davis and Liam Booth-Smith, Chief Executive of Localis, have written a report that makes the case for a disability ‘sector deal’ as part of the government’s industrial strategy. The report was launched by the Department for Work and Pensions on 11 July 2017.

Penny Mordaunt MP, Minister of State for Department for Work and Pensions, welcomed the report’s recommendations, saying at the launch of the report that “the industrial strategy needs the practicality and the focus of sector deals, and if it doesn’t have one for disability it will be incomplete.”

 

Liam Booth-Smith (Localis), Penny Mordaunt MP, Minister of State for Department for Work and Pensions and Professor Francis Davis (copyright Localis/Twitter) at the report’s launch in London on 11 July 2017.

Read the full report

 

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