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An Inclusive Future: Ensuring disabled people play a key role in the changing world of work

The essays in this collection offer hope for a more inclusive economy in which disabled employees can play a full part.


The changing world of work is raising important questions over inclusivity and fairness in Britain’s labour market. In particular, we are seeing the decline of middle tier and public sector jobs, both of which have historically provided opportunities for disabled workers to work flexibly in well-paid, meaningful roles.

This policy report from Labour MPs, disabled people, and experts on disability and work, with a foreword from Yvette Cooper, chair of the Changing Work Centre, puts forward a number of proposals to ensure disabled people play a key role in the changing world of work. With action from government and employers to remove the barriers of today and tomorrow, we can put inclusivity at the heart of the future of work.

This is a policy report from the Changing Work Centre, an initiative set up by the Fabian Society and Community to explore progressive ideas for the modern world of work. The report was produced in partnership with Scope and Community.

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Cameron Tait

Cameron Tait is head of the Changing Work Centre and senior research fellow at the Fabian Society.


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