PM’s new drive to end the gender pay gap

The Prime Minister today announced new drive to improve workplace equality – calling on more companies to report their gender pay gap and take action to close it. New figures published this week by the ONS show the UK’s overall gender pay gap rising marginally to 18.4%, but the gap for full-time workers falling to a record low… Read More »

Green Park BAME 100 2017 index launched

Green Park released the second annual BAME 100 Board Talent Index (2017) to celebrate the achievements of Britain’s ethnic minority leadership community. The index showcases BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) leaders, who have succeeded in the UK despite minorities remaining underrepresented in both Government and business. he Index is designed to complement the recommendations of The Parker… Read More »

Richard Pennycook appointed Lead NED at DfE

The Department for Education yesterday, (Monday 23 October), announced the appointment of Richard Pennycook to the Board as Lead Non-Executive Board Member. As the former CEO of The Co-Operative Group, Richard has first-hand experience in change management and staff engagement, and in creating a workplace driven by core values. The Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, has… Read More »

Recommendations of the Parker Review published

The Parker Review Committee, led by Sir John Parker, published its Final Report urging business leaders to improve the ethnic and cultural diversity of UK Boards to better reflect their employee base and the communities they serve. The report sets out achievable objectives and timescales to encourage greater diversity, and provides practical tools to support Board members of… Read More »

PM launches Race Disparity Audit results

The Prime Minister will challenge society to “explain or change” disparities in how people from different backgrounds are treated, as the government publishes the findings of a ground breaking audit of public services. Launching the new ‘Ethnicity Facts and Figures’ website today (Tuesday 10th October 2017), Theresa May hosted a discussion round the Cabinet Table involving key stakeholders… Read More »

Mayor calls on Ofcom to address lack of diversity

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has called on broadcasting regulator Ofcom to adopt new measures to improve the current lack of diversity in the UK’s broadcasting industry. In a letter to Sharon White, Chief Executive of broadcasting regulator Ofcom, Sadiq Khan sets out proposals to ensure better BAME diversity both on and off-screen. Chief Executive of Ofcom… Read More »

Diversity of UK television industry revealed

Ofcom’s report, Diversity and equal opportunities in television, published on 15th September 2017 uncovers the diversity challenge facing the TV industry.  The Ofcom study finds that women, ethnic-minority groups and disabled people are all under-represented in the industry and that broadcasters need to widen the range of talent working on and off screen. Too many people from minority… Read More »