In a Nutshell: Issue 115  


Hybrid working is widely considered useful to overcome some of the disadvantage and exclusion that people with disabilities experience in the workplace. But people with disabilities are disproportionately excluded from roles in which home-working is widely available. Other types of flexible working, such as part-time working, could be more effective at closing the disability gap.

Reviewed by:

Lutfur Ali, Public Policy Advisor, Inclusion and Diversity

Lutfur joined the CIPD in October 2021 and is a Non-Executive Director for the Business Continuity Institute (BCI). With a career spanning over three decades in the public, private and third sector, Lutfur has championed the delivery of social justice, equality, diversity, inclusion (EDI) and sustainability in organisations enabling them to become more inclusive, greener resilient and employers of first choice.

Prior to joining the CIPD Lutfur worked in a range of roles in the public, private and not for profit sector including: Director of EDI for the Tribal Group PLC (FTSE500), Head of EDI for the Department of Health, Head of EDI for the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, Advisor to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Advisor to the National College of School Leadership and Associate to the National College of Policing. Lutfur was also Assistant Chief Executive for Tower Hamlets Council where he led the overall transformation programme reshaping the organisations workforce, securing vital partnerships, improving service delivery, and achieving over 30% efficiency savings while protecting front line services. Lutfur served on several Judicial Inquiries and Government Task Forces including the Zahid Mubarak Inquiry, the Prime Ministers Prevent Task Force and the International Ministerial Working Group on Illegal Working.”

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