Employers urged to help close the disability employment gap: GRiD

Follows Government's 10-year employment manifesto

Hemma Visavadia
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Employers urged to help close the disability employment gap: GRiD

Employers need to play their part in closing the disability employment gap as the Government moves closer to mandating support for individuals, according to the industry body for group risk, GRiD.

The additional support for employed individuals with disabilities follows on from the Government's 10-year employment manifesto which was originally set in 2017. It aimed to break down barriers for disabled people and those with health conditions and build a more diverse and inclusive workforce. Recently the Government hit one of its manifesto goals of ensuring that more than one million disabled people were in employment compared with five years ago. With the Government edging closer t...

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