THE BUSINESS BENEFITS OF EMPLOYING DISABLED PEOPLE
July 21 2016.



In last year’s manifesto the Conservative Party set out the goal to halve the disability employment gap. But a recent study by the Learning and Work Institute shows that this would actually take more than 200 years to fulfil.


Now the Kingston Centre for Independent Living has seen from its activities in Richmond and Kingston that more and more companies, especially from the retail sector, are making good progress to employ more disabled people.

Martin Chitty, partner at Gowling WLG, says that the proactive employment of disabled staff is far more than a diversity box-ticking exercise.


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