What are the causes/drivers of the ethnic minority employment gap? What are the barriers to entry and progression in the labour market for ethnic minorities?


This encompasses priorities around:
- supporting the economy and ensuring the UK’s long-term prosperity by delivering the Plan for Jobs
- ensuring that it pays to work, and supporting in-work progression
- supporting those facing barriers to work to reach their potential in the labour market via Sector-based Work Academy Programmes (SWAPs), In-Work Progression, support for older Jobseekers and the Youth Offer

Next steps

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DWP Areas of Research Interest 2023 GOV UK

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    Why might this be relevant?

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