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Labour chair says UK’s disability employment gap ‘made worse’ by Covid pandemic

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Labour chair says UK’s disability employment gap ‘made worse’ by Covid pandemic

The UK's disability employment gap has been "made worse" by the coronavirus pandemic, with disabled people more likely to be furloughed or have their hours reduced by their employer, Labour has warned. Speaking at Nuneaton Signs in Warwickshire, as Labour pledges to end insecure work, chair Anneliese Dodds said: "We’re saying to the Government: ‘You’ve got to take action here. People want to be able to work." Meanwhile, Justin Tomlinson, the minister for disabled people, said the government has "delivered record disability employment", adding that "even during the unprecedented challenge" of the pandemic, "the disability employment gap has closed further".

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