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Employment: Disability

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL3221, tabled on 21 April 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of UK (1) private, and (2) public, sector employers are currently signed up to Disability Confident; and what percentage of (a) private, and (b) public, sector employers they estimate will be signed up by the end of 2020.

Answered on

5 May 2020

As at 31 March 2020, 17,869 employers had signed up to Disability Confident (DC). This represents 1 per cent of UK employers in 2019, of which there are estimated to be 1.329 million (Business population estimates 2019).

The information requested on private and public sector employers is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

In the current climate it is not possible to estimate the number of DC employers at the end of 2020.