London needs a Disability Employment Taskforce

In some parts of London just one in four disabled people are in work and with the economic bite of the pandemic we must support disabled Londoners into work where we can.

The Mayor isn’t doing enough.

It has been three years since the Social Market Foundation and Trust for London recommended that the Mayor set up a Disability Employment Taskforce, and two years since the London Assembly Economy Committee recommended the same. Yet he has done nothing.

London needs a targeted and focused taskforce to support Londoners with disabilities into work more than ever since the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen so many lose their jobs. 

The Lib Dems have been holding the Mayor to account on this issue at the Mayor’s Question Time and will continue to campaign for better support for disabled Londoners.

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