The Commons' Work and Pensions Committee has proposed that employers with more than 250 employees should be made to report and publish the proportion of workers who are disabled. This is intended to close the disability employment gap. But how effective would this be? Similar gender pay gap reporting has been around since 2017 and research published this March revealed that employers affected by that legislation narrowed the wage gap between women and men by almost one fifth on average. So this approach could work to close the disability employment gap too - but only in larger employers. Steps to close it in SME's may require more radical measures.
DWP’s national programme for supporting disabled people to find and stay in work is not working and must instead be delivered at a local level as part of a renewed effort to break down unacceptable barriers disabled people face in the labour market