Report launch | A sector deal for disability, 17th May

Report launch | A sector deal for disability, 17th May

Keynote speech from Penny Mordaunt MP, Minister of State for Department for Work and Pensions

The disability employment gap is closing, just not fast enough. Government has created a number of incentives for employers but still too few are aware of the benefits of employing someone with a disability. With the number of people with registered disabilities rising and a potential squeeze on the labour market post Brexit, now is the right time to consider what more can be done.

To that end Localis and the University of Birmingham will be publishing a new paper that makes the case for a disability ‘sector deal’ as part of the government’s industrial strategy. To launch the new report, Penny Mordaunt MP, Minister of State for Department for Work and Pensions, will deliver a keynote speech. The speech will be followed by a panel discussion with the Minister and other speakers.

Panel speakers

Rt Hon Mark Harper MP, Member of Parliament for the Forest of Dean

Prof. Francis Davis, Professor of Communities and Public Policy at University of Birmingham

Chair

Liam Booth-Smith, Chief Executive of Localis

Event information

Timings: The event will run from 10am-11am on Wednesday 17th May with doors open from 9.30am.

Venue: John Tudor room, Westminster Central Hall

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