Category Archives: Third Sector

Charities must do more to promote diversity

New research involving around 3,500 trustees shows boards are not reflective of the communities charities serve, with men outnumbering women two to one. It recommends that charities do more to promote diversity on their boards and encourage applications from women, young people and people from ethnic minority and socially diverse backgrounds. The report was commissioned by the Office… Read More »

Harvey Nash Launches Inclusion Network

Peter Reichwald, Head of NfP, and Albert Ellis CEO at executive recruitment firm Harvey Nash plc launched Engage, a new inclusion network connecting business leaders from all cultural backgrounds, on Tuesday 13th January 2015 with guest speaker Heather Rabbatts CBE. Hosted in partnership with the Financial Times Non-Executive Director’s Club at the paper’s London headquarters, the event was… Read More »

Britain is on the brink of becoming a permanently divided nation

The second annual State of the Nation Report which is published and laid before Parliament today (20th October 2014) from the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission (SMCP), shows that Britain is on the brink of becoming a permanently divided nation. The Report says that while a strong economic recovery and a record number of people in work… Read More »

Equality and Diversity Innovation Fund Launched

The £700,000  Equality and Diversity Innovation Fund will provide grants between £1,000 and £25,000 to Agency-funded organisations across England for innovative projects to advance equality, diversity and inclusion in adult education. The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) will use their commitment to equality and diversity in adult learning to manage this fund. The fund follows on… Read More »

Companies say equality is good for business

More than 90 per cent of employers support equality in the workplace, new research by The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has shown. GEO today (28th November 2012) published the results of a survey asking more than 1,800 organisations about the impact that the Equality Act 2010 has had on their business. The survey covered organisations from the private,… Read More »

Prime Minister to scrap Equality Impact Assessments

In his speech to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) on 19th November 2012, UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced his intention to scrap Equality Impact Assessments, regularly undertaken by government departments and other public bodies before the introduction of any policy changes, saying “we have smart people in Whitehall who consider equalities issues while they’re making the… Read More »

New Equality Advisory Service is launched

A new advisory service that provides a range of help for people who feel they have been unfairly discriminated against was formally launched today (15th November 2012) by Minister for Women and Equalities Helen Grant. The Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) is designed to offer bespoke advice and targeted support on issues of discrimination to those who… Read More »

Call for resignation of Amnesty International UK’s director, Kate Allen

Unite members at Amnesty International UK (AIUK) have called today (28th October 2012) for the resignation of the director, Kate Allen, as the organisation is engulfed in a crisis that could see up to 40 job losses.  Staff – members of Unite, the union, are calling for Kate Allen to step down, as her leadership ‘lacks transparency, accountability… Read More »