A new TUC report published today (Friday) finds that the disability pay gap has increased to its highest level since 2013.
In 2017 average hourly pay for disabled workers was £9.90, compared to £11.40 for non-disabled workers – a disability pay gap of £1.50 an hour and £2,730 a year.
The disability pay gap has now reached 15% – its highest level since 2013 when the government began publishing comparable data using the 2010 Equality Act definition of disability.
The new report is published to coincide with the TUC’s annual Disabled Workers Conference, which this year takes place in Bournemouth.
It finds that disabled people are less likely to be in employment – and when employed they are paid less than their non-disabled peers.
The other key findings include:
Source: Disabled workers paid £2,730 a year less than non-disabled workers : Welfare Weekly