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APPG Planned Work Programme for 2017-18

APPG Open Meetings

  • July 13th 2017: AGM and presentations from Alex Williams (Deputy Director, Sector Deals, Industrial Strategy Directorate) and Professor Kim Hoque (Warwick Business School) regarding recommendations in the APPG report (“Ahead of the Arc”), and opportunities for disabled people via the industrial strategy.  Followed by questions and discussion.
  • September 2017: Disability sector expectations from the Brexit negotiations.
  • December 2017: Government response to Improving Lives the DWP green paper.
  • March 2018: A sea change on accessibility with speakers on transport, housing and procurement.
  • May 2018: Disabled people and the budget; setting out expectations for the combined budget and comprehensive spending review.

Important note

If you wish to attend any of the proposed open meetings for 2017-18, you must first join our APPG for Disability Observers' Community. Please e-mail:

appgsecretariat@disabilityrightsuk.org with your name, job title and organisation (if applicable) and your reason for wishing to join. There is no fee for joining or for attending an APPG Meeting.