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 »

New Interdisciplinary Research Advisory Panel

Professor Dame Athene Donald will chair the Research Excellence Framework Interdisciplinary Research Advisory Panel it was announced today (11th April 2017). The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is conducted on behalf of the four UK higher education funding bodies. These bodies are committed to supporting and promoting the fair and equitable assessment of all research submitted to the assessment… Read More »

New appointments for the BBC Board

The BBC has announced five new non-executive directors to its board: Simon Burke, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Ian Hargreaves, Tom Ilube and Nicholas Serota. The BBC executives joining Tony Hall, Director-General, on the Board are Anne Bulford, Ken MacQuarrie and Tim Davie. Under the terms of the BBC Royal Charter, appointment of the BBC Chair and members is made by… Read More »

FTSE 350 urged to improve diversity

Business Minister Margot James has written to the chief executives of all FTSE 350 companies urging them to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace. In her letter, she called on the UK’s largest companies to take up key recommendations from the Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith Review into black and ethnic minority progression in the workplace, including: publishing a… Read More »

Reappointment at Competition Authority

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, has reappointed David Currie as Chairman of the Board of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). David Currie was first appointed Chairman of the CMA on 1 October 2013. His reappointment commences on 3 September 2017 for a further 2 years. Remuneration for the role is… Read More »

Andrew Thompson appointed CEO of AHRC

Professor Andrew Thompson has been appointed Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) following a term as interim chief, Science Minister Jo Johnson confirmed today. Professor Thompson will also transition to become the first Executive Chair of AHRC upon the creation of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in April 2018, subject to Parliamentary approval of… Read More »