Importance of ill health to the UK's labour market participation challenge

Allowing more people into work is an important policy goal, both for people locked out of paid work, and for the broader economy.

We must redesign jobs and promote good work to allow more people to find employment in an inclusive labour market.

That means improving job retention, and focussing employment support on people facing health-related barriers to work - the 2.2 million non-participating working-age adults with ill-health.