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Copy Of -New report but familiar findings - Equality, Diversity and Racism in the Workplace

November 07, 2016

24,457 voices cannot be ignored.  This new report shows we still have a long way to go. 

''A hugely insightful and commendable piece of work into the realities of the UK workplace for many ethnic minority workers.  It is equally important that the fresh recommendations are digested, and actions put in place.” 
Sandra Kerr OBE,
 Race Equality Director, Business in the Community

October 31, 2016

Business In The Community comment upon the news that the Department for Work and Pensions has to today published a green paper outlining a work and health plan to help disabled people into employment  

 

The plans proposed today include:

  • a review of Statutory Sick Pay and GP fit notes to support workers back into their jobs faster, and for longer

  • encouraging Jobcentre Plus work coaches to signpost claimants to therapy

  • the launch of a consultation on Work Capability Assessment reform

  • encouraging employers to work with their employees with long-term health conditions to stop them from falling out of work

  • a wide-ranging debate about recognising the value of work as a health outcome

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