Member Consultation

Member Consultation Member Consultation
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23 February 2022

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10:30 - 12:00

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Online

Should government introduce mandatory disability workforce reporting?

Join us to shape the CBI’s response to the government’s proposal to introduce disability workforce reporting for businesses with more than 250 employees.

Why has the government announced this consultation?

The Disability Unit has announced a consultation on disability workforce reporting, launched to fulfil the commitment made in the National Disability Strategy which was published in July 2021. The consultation was launched in December 2021 and will close on 25 March 2022.

The consultation will explore how the government and employers can make workplaces more inclusive for disabled people and increase transparency. The consultation is interested in the views and experiences of disability workforce reporting.

What does the consultation seek to find out?

The consultation asks a series of questions to establish:

  • The use of current disability workforce reporting practices, and what works well
  • The extent to which employers already use the disability voluntary reporting framework and whether this framework is useful
  • The case for and against implementing a mandatory approach to reporting
  • How a mandated approach to reporting, if adopted, might be implemented in practice
  • If there are alternative approaches that could also be taken to enhance transparency and increase inclusive practices.

We want to hear your views on whether government should introduce mandatory disability workforce reporting, whether they should use the existing voluntary framework to do so and what the benefits or risks could be of this type of reporting.

We are particularly interested in hearing from you if your business already voluntarily completes disability workforce reporting.


How to get involved

We will be holding two member roundtables to gather perspectives. We will be offering this opportunity to meet virtually on Wednesday 23 February from 10:30 - 12:00 or to attend an in-person roundtable event held at the CBI on Thursday 24 February from 10:30 - 12:00.

For more information or help with your booking please contact Poppy Bramford.

Get in touch

Colette Cunningham

Colette Cunningham

Events & Sponsorship Manager - Scotland