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Recording of employment rate for autistic people

Justin Tomlinson, Minister of State for Disabled People, has confirmed the Government wants to start recording the number of autistic people in work - for the first time.

At the moment, the best data on the employment rate for autistic people we have is from our Autism Employment Gap research report in 2016. In our report then we said that the Government needs to record this centrally to provide a fuller picture of how many autistic people are in work and the challenges they face. This will also mean we can hold the Government to account on closing the autism employment gap.

Date added: 4 July 2019