Category Archives: Black and Minority Ethnic

Top salaries call into question BBC’s PSB remit

The BBC today (19th July 2017) published its annual report which shows that despite increased competition and changes in technology the BBC continues to reach 95% of the UK adults each week. As part of the publication, the BBC has disclosed the amounts paid to staff and talent over £150,000 from the licence fee in the last financial… Read More »

BAME Role Models sought to inspire schoolchildren

The next generation of BAME role models, particularly those from tech industries, are being sought by Success at School to inspire Britain’s schoolchildren. Founded by Mitesh Bhimjiyani in 2013, Success at School is a national careers website for students aged 11-19. Mitesh has won a place on the Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech list for the… Read More »

Stunning rise in Women & BME MPs to Westminster

Despite the hung parliament outcome of the UK General Election 2017, there has been a stunning rise in the number of women and an increase in BME MPs. One of the unexpected results of this election has seen a remarkable rise in BME MP’s in Westminster with 10 new BME MP’s and only one loss, taking the number… Read More »

Shafi Ahmed named Top Asian in UK Tech 2017

Surgeon and VR evangelist Professor Shafi Ahmed was last night (6th June 2017) honoured with the Chairman’s Award at the launch of the official list of the Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech 2017. He was presented the award by HRH The Duke of York, who established the Pitch@Palace entrepreneurship competition to help tech businesses scale-up globally,… Read More »

Lainy Malkani’s ‘Sugar, Sugar’ is published

Lainy Malkani’s ‘Sugar, Sugar’ is a contemporary collection of short stories which reveals a rich and culturally diverse history behind India’s migrant workers and one of the most abundant and controversial commodities in the world. Inspired by historical documents between 1838 and 1917, and the living memories of the descendants of indentured workers, Sugar, Sugar, spans five continents,… Read More »

95% increase in EU citizens leaving the UK

Today’s quarterly migration statistics show that the number of EU citizens returning home has almost doubled from 21,000 to 43,000. This is a jump of 95%. In total, 117,000 EU citizens emigrated from the UK – an increase of 31,000 and the highest recorded estimate since 2009. The dramatic doubling in the number of EU citizens leaving strongly… Read More »

Manifesto for a racism-free post-Brexit Britain

A new coalition of 20 race equality campaign groups has launched a manifesto for a racism-free post-Brexit Britain which includes a set of demands they want the next government to adopt. The ‘Manifesto for Race Equality in Britain’ includes policy proposals to tackle racial inequalities in the jobs market, housing, and criminal justice. Proposals include: A comprehensive government-wide… Read More »

Challenge to discriminatory Right to Rent scheme

The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) is today (16th May 2017) challenging the Government to freeze its rollout of the Right to Rent scheme, through which immigration checks are devolved to landlords, until it has addressed evidence that the scheme leads to discrimination against foreign nationals, British citizens without passports and British black and minority… Read More »