Disability workforce reporting
Welcome to our disability workforce reporting hub page, the home of all of our current policy and research work on measuring disability related diversity and inclusion in the workplace. View our guidance, find out the latest on our disability data monitoring research, and read the latest on the Government’s decision on whether to make disability workforce reporting mandatory.
If you have any questions, please email the policy team at email@example.com
Guidance: Beginning meaningful disability workplace reporting
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Business Disability Forum (BDF) has worked together to create guidance for employers to start collecting disability related workforce data. At the following links, you will find information about what to consider before you begin, how to plan for collecting data, and information about the wider context of disability workforce reporting.
- Disability workforce reporting: A practical guide for people professionals (October 2023)
- The case for disability workforce reporting (October 2023)
Research: Disability data monitoring working group
Business Disability Forum’s disability data monitoring working group consists of 65 employers who have been meeting throughout 2021 and 2023 to shape BDF’s work and Government consultation response on disability workforce reporting. We have met to share the challenges and benefits of accurately measuring the number of disabled employees who work in organisations, and we have been debating what the future of diversity workforce reporting looks like. Our key questions include:
- Does disability workforce reporting lead to a more inclusive workplace?
- How far does disability pay gap reporting accurately measure equality and inclusion?
We will be publishing the findings in Spring 2024.
Consultation response: Disability workforce reporting consultation
In 2021, the UK Government published a consultation to consider whether employers with over 250 employees should be required to report the number of disabled people they employ. Measuring disability in this way in workforces has remained similar for almost two decades, so we felt we should challenge how much reporting has helped further inclusion so far.
You can read our full consultation response by downloading the relevant documents to the right of this page. The Government are currently analysing the responses to the consultation.