Work and Pensions Committee Call for Evidence - Disability Employment Gap

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The ELA Legislative & Policy (L&P) Committee is currently preparing to respond to the Work and Pensions Committee Call for Evidence for their Disability Employment Gap inquiry. ELA would like to invite members to join the working party.

This important consultation addresses the impact of coronavirus on the disabled, international law elsewhere that works, the consistency of the reasonable adjustment test and how enforcement could be improved.

We would like to invite members to apply to join the ELA working party which will draft ELA’s submission. The working party will be chaired by Emma Burrows and Robert Davies, both members of the ELA L&P Committee. The deadline for submissions is 18 December, and ELA’s response will need to be in final form for internal sign-off a week before.

Work on this will start immediately so members applying will need to have availability between now and early December.  We encourage members from across the UK to apply.

Please reply by Friday 13 November, 5pm using the email link below apply to join the working party.

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How ELA working parties work

A typical working party will organise its work by sharing out the consultation questions amongst the working party members. In this way, the work can be shared out evenly, and members can volunteer to take on as much or as little as they feel able to at the time. Each working party member will then draft a response to the question(s) they have agreed to take on, within the agreed timetable. The submission deadlines are often quite tight, so it is vital that everyone keeps to the timetable. The chair(s) of the working party (who are almost always drawn from the L&P Committee) will then pull the individual submissions together and edit them for consistency, ensuring that our submissions are politically neutral and address the concerns of both employees and employers.

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