Disabled people have much to give to society. So why is the EHRC considering the abolishment of its Disability Commissioner?
Speaking this week, the Prime Minister welcomed aspects of the new Taylor Review on Modern Work. But if the Government’s aspiration to build a fairer society that unlocks all of its talents is to be realised, her team now needs to do more thinking as to how some workers, to whom the review pays little attention, can be empowered.
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.
Disabled people would have a better chance to find a job if the government did more to support businesses – by abolishing national insurance contributions of disabled workers and providing incentives to hire workers with disability.