Muslims are held back in the jobs market, the Government admits — saying universities and job centres could play a big role in tackling inequality.

Britain's 2.7 million Muslims were found to have the highest levels of disadvantage in finding work and face significant pay gaps compared with those who identify as Christian.

The Government Equalities Office has published its response to last year's hard-hitting report by the women and equalities select committee on employment opportunities for Muslims.

The GEO accepted a "lack of comprehensive data" is hindering progress in getting more Muslim people into higher education, which in turn has an impact on their chances of employment.

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