Our policy work

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Our policy work influences Government and policy development so that people with disabilities and long-term conditions can have barrier-free experiences as candidates, employees, customers, and users of services.

We work with businesses and people with disabilities and long-term conditions to present an evidence base for why change must happen, and to provide pragmatic solutions that work for disabled people, business, and the wider economy.

Our policy activity includes the following:

  • Responding to Government or other human rights based calls for evidence to inform a debate or Parliamentary sessions.
  • Identifying findings in our research work to present to Government and policy makers.
  • Contributing to guidance or information development on topics related to health and disability as it affects the UK economy.

Find out more about our The Great Big Workplace Adjustments Survey 2019 results.

Read this blog about our accessible transport research announced at our annual summer reception.

Contact us

For further information about our policy work, please email us at policy@businessdisabilityforum.org.uk

Our responses and submissions

Manifesto for inclusive change (General Election, December 2019)

Health is Everyone’s Business: Proposals to reduce ill health-related job loss (Department for Work and Pensions and Department for Health and Social Care, October 2019)

Response to Department for Transport’s extended guidance on Blue Badge parking scheme (Department for Transport, June 2019)

Men and mental health (Women and Equalities Committee, February 2019)

Workplace adjustments passports (invited submission, NICE Workplace Health Advisory Committee, February 2019)

Human and disability rights in international agreements (Joint Human Rights Committee, January 2019)

Equality and Human Rights Commission’s draft strategy 2019-2022

Enforcement of the Equality Act (Women and Equalities Committee, November 2018)

Disabled People in Public Appointments (The Lord Holmes review, independent inquiry, October 2018)

Poverty and Human Rights in the UK (United Nations Human Rights Office, October 2018)

Disability Employment Gap (Targeted call from the Work and Pensions Committee, July 2018)

Accessibility of Public Sector Websites and Apps (for the Government Digital Service, June 2018)

Access to Work Support Cap (for the Work and Pensions Committee, February 2018)

Assistive technology at work (for Work and Pensions Committee, January 2018)