Lammy review of the criminal justice system

The Right Hon David Lammy MP has today (8th September 2017) published his report into the treatment of, and outcomes for BAME individuals in the criminal justice system. The study found that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) disproportionality in the criminal justice system costs the taxpayer at least £309 million each year, as well as a number… Read More »

Met takes action on BAME misconduct cases

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan today welcomed the Met’s commitment to tackling the current disproportionate number of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) Met police officers being investigated for misconduct. Analysis was undertaken by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, commissioned by the Met, into why black, asian and minority officers are twice as likely to… Read More »

MSDUK show to promote supplier diversity

MSDUK is set to launch its annual Business Show on 21st September 2017 focused on connecting some of the fastest growing and innovative ethnic minority-owned businesses with public and private sector procurement organisations. The MSDUK 2017 Business Show, to be held at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham, will provide an opportunity for ethnic minority businesses from across the… Read More »

Tackling the gender imbalance in local government

A new IPPR report ‘Power to the people? Tackling the gender imbalance in combined authorities and local government’ argues that young women are ready and willing to participate in politics. The UK general election in June 2017 saw a rise in voter turnout among 18- to 24-year-old women, with participation up from 44 to 53 per cent compared with the 2015 general… Read More »

Ethnic representation on FTSE boards flatlines

The fourth Green Park Leadership 10,000 report published on 17th August 2017 shows that ethnic minority representation on FTSE 100 boards has flat-lined. Although the ethnic leadership pipeline within FTSE 100 companies increased to 5%, six-in-ten (58%) of boards are still all white. “Whilst Ministers have devoted significant resource to supporting gender equality activity – for example the… Read More »

Duncan Wingham appointed Chair of NERC

Professor Wingham has been appointed Executive Chair Designate of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) following nearly six years as Chief Executive of the council, Science Minister Jo Johnson announced recently. Professor Wingham’s current term heading up NERC has been extended from 31 December 2017 through to 31 December 2020. He will continue as Chief Executive until the… Read More »

Diversity in the Performing Arts reviewed

The Acting Up inquiry, led by Gloria De Piero MP and Tracy Brabin MP, has investigated “on screen” and “on stage” representation in film, TV and theatre – as well as backstage roles including writers, producers, directors and technicians. Hundreds of people at all levels in the performing arts have contributed to the inquiry, either by responding to… Read More »