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Equal Pay: Disability

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 58845, tabled on 19 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps she has taken to tackle the disability pay gap.

Answered on

28 October 2021

The National Disability Strategy, the Health and Disability Support Green Paper and the Health is Everyone’s Business response together reflect this Government’s commitment to supporting disabled people and those with long-term health conditions to live full and independent lives, including through employment and in work progression. A range of DWP initiatives are currently supporting disabled people to start, stay and succeed in work. These include the Work and Health Programme, the Intensive Personalised Employment Support programme, Access to Work, Disability Confident and support in partnership with the health system, including Employment Advice in NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapy services.