Tag Archives: public appointments

Diversity Action Plan for Public Appointments

The Minister for the Constitution Chris Skidmore has today (18th December 2017) launched a Diversity Action Plan for Public Appointments that includes a commitment that by 2022, half of all public appointees should be female and 14% should be from ethnic minorities, bringing representation on public boards in line with the wider population. The 10-point Diversity Action Plan… Read More »

‘Disquiet’ about public appointments proposals

The House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee found ‘widespread disquiet’ about the proposals recommended in the Grimstone review of public appointments. The Grimstone proposals threaten to undermine, perhaps “weaken”, the basis of independent appointments and the safeguards built in by Lord Nolan. The report The Committee’s report presents evidence that the Grimstone proposals significantly weaken… Read More »

Ethnic representation in Public Appointments

The Office of the Commissioner has today (18th July 2014) published its annual statistical release on appointments and reappointments made in 2013/14 to public bodies within the Commissioner’s remit. The statistics show a number of positive trends in the diversity of those being appointed to public bodies:- An increase in the proportion of women taking up public appointments… Read More »

Ethnic Minorities biggest losers in Public Appointments

Figures released today (25th June 2013), by the Commissioner for Public Appointments in its annual statistics on the diversity of public appointments, show that ethnic minority individuals are the biggest losers in being selected for roles on public boards with only 56 appointments and re-appointments out of 1087 made last year (5.5%) compared to 119 (7.2%) in 2011-12;… Read More »