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Disability employment gap campaign at Downing Street

21 December 2018

Warwick Business School academic, Kim Hoque, has told the UK Government that fulfilling its election pledge of helping a million more disabled people into employment could help address the skills gap likely to emerge post Brexit.

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Professor Hoque, along with Philip Connolly, Disability Rights UK Policy and Development Manager, has had a series of meetings with the Prime Minister’s Special Advisor for Disability, and also with senior officials in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Cabinet Office, to deliver this message.

It follows the recommendations of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Disability report, launched in December 2016, entitled Ahead of the Arc: A contribution to halving the disability employment gap, which Professor Hoque co-authored.

Outside Number 10 - Kim Hoque, Kamran Mallick and Philip Connolly