Call for PM to tackle disability employment gap
Business leaders have backed a call for the prime minister to deliver on his promise of a truly transformative National Strategy for Disabled People.
In an open letter to Boris Johnson, business leaders including Post Office CEO, Nick Read, Schroders CEO, Peter Harrison, and Clifford Chance global managing partner, Matthew Layton, have urged him to deliver an ambitious and transformative disability plan that ensures all disabled people are able to realise their full potential.
The letter is supported by the CSJ Disability Commission, an independent body, which is about to publish ‘Now Is The Time’, a report designed to feed into the Prime Minister’s National Strategy.
One of the CSJ Disability Commission’s five key recommendations is to reduce the disability employment gap by introducing mandatory workforce reporting, which it believes is a vital step in bringing greater transparency and a level playing field for measuring progress.
Lord Shinkwin, commission chair, said: ‘Disabled people have been waiting an awfully long time for this.
‘We really hope the Prime Minister will listen and build our recommendations into his upcoming National Strategy for Disabled People.
‘As the PM has said, his strategy is a once in a generation opportunity. It is vital that we seize it and chart a new course that is more than just warm words. Now is the time for action.’
Business leaders have today called on the prime minister to deliver on his promise of a truly transformative National Strategy for Disabled People.
In an open letter, more than a dozen senior business leaders have urged Boris Johnson to keep his promise to make it the most ambitious disability plan in a generation and to consider the CSJ Disability Commission’s ground-breaking new report.