More leading business CEOs, including Dame Emma Walmsley of GSK, Dame Carolyn McCall of ITV and Amanda Blanc of Aviva, have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister urging him to deliver on his promise of a truly transformative National Strategy for Disabled
The letter – published in The Times today – coincides with the launch of a campaign to halve the disability employment gap following the publication of “Now Is The Time”, a new report by the CSJ Disability Commission, which includes five key recommendations aimed at improving the employment prospects of disabled people across the UK.
One of the Disability Commission’s key recommendations is the introduction of mandatory workforce reporting as a vital first step in bringing greater transparency and a level playing field for measuring progress.
Lord Shinkwin, Commission Chair, says, “We are delighted that so many high-profile business leaders have signed the open letter to the Prime Minister. Their support signals a clear appetite for change, so today we are launching a campaign to halve the disability employment gap. It is crucial that the PM now delivers on his promise to produce the most ambitious and transformative disability plan in a generation. The CSJ Disability Commission’s submission to his National Strategy for Disabled People is designed to help him do just that. I hope he takes our recommendations on board.”
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