Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 21 April 2021 to Question 179362, if she will make an assessment of the causes of inequality in pay and job prospects for people with severe asthma.
Analysis published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that disabled employees are generally under-represented in higher skilled and typically higher paying occupation groups, while they are over-represented in lower-skilled and lower paying occupations when compared to non-disabled employees. Disabled workers are also less likely to move into and be in work, as well as more likely to move out of work.
Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith is currently leading a commission looking at how DWP, wider Government and employers can best support people to progress out of low pay, especially for those groups more likely to be in persistent low pay, such as disabled workers.
The Government is committed to ensuring that everybody, including people with asthma, has equal access to employment opportunities and offers a range of support to help disabled people to stay in or move into work.
In 2019, the Government consulted on ways to support and encourage employers to minimise the risk of ill-health related job loss among their employees in Health is Everyone's Business: proposals to reduce ill-health related job loss. Our response is due shortly.
The Government will also publish a National Strategy for Disabled People which will focus on issues that disabled people say affect them the most in all aspects of life, including employment.
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1. National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2021
01/03/2021 - Lords Chamber
1: rates on 1 April 2021. We are determined to make the UK the best place in the world to work. This has - Speech Link
2. Oral Answers to Questions
07/10/2019 - Commons Chamber
1: progress on all areas of the work announced by the previous Secretary of State on 11 July. As a next step - Speech Link
2: The Scottish Government have already done this work. They have talked to the medical profession, the - Speech Link
3: on several occasions, including as part of this work. We want to get things right. We understand the - Speech Link
3. Oral Answers to Questions
26/03/2019 - Commons Chamber
1: exceptional Health Minister.May I ask the Secretary of State also to look at how we can join up services - Speech Link
2: excellent public health Minister, who did exemplary work and drove the agenda with great passion and determination - Speech Link
3: it is an extremely complex issue, does the Secretary of State agree with me that, with the perceived rigorous - Speech Link
4. Universal Credit
09/09/2021 - Lords Chamber
1: finances hit hard by Covid, including the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self-employment Income Support - Speech Link
5. Oral Answers to Questions
08/03/2021 - Commons Chamber
1: almost 150,000 roles approved, more than 4,000 young people having started their roles and another 30,000 vacancies - Speech Link
2: take up this scheme. In particular, we continue to work with a wide range of organisations closely connected - Speech Link
3: young people sign up. Will my right hon. Friend join me in commending Ben for the fantastic work he is - Speech Link