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  • Disability in the workplace: mind the (pay) gap?

    Disability in the workplace: mind the (pay) gap?

    Claire Powell and Ryan Bradshaw, who specialise in employment law, assess current pay challenges faced by disabled workers. It is easy to assume that in the UK in 2020 a physical or mental disability will not determine your salary. However, figures from the Office of National Statistics (“ONS”) have shown that the employment landscape in the UK is far from …Read More »
  • UK still ‘generations away’ from equality in top jobs

    UK still ‘generations away’ from equality in top jobs

    Study finds women make up just over one in 20 CEOs of FTSE 100 firms The UK is “generations away” from achieving gender equality in its top jobs, according to a new study by the country’s leading equality charity. Men still dominate in politics, business and public life, with the under-representation of women “consistent and persistent across sectors”, according to researchers at …Read More »
  • How one million disabled people are shut out of employment in the UK

    How one million disabled people are shut out of employment in the UK

    Earning a living is a right most of us take for granted. But one million disabled people are currently being denied the opportunity to work, say campaigners. Those who could make an important contribution to the economy have been shut out by outdated attitudes, employers’ unwillingness to invest and outdated transport infrastructure. Today three bright young people reveal their workplace …Read More »
  • UK falls six places in gender equality rankings

    UK falls six places in gender equality rankings

    Country has fallen from 15th most equal nation in last audit in 2018 to 21st this time.  The UK has fallen six places down the global rankings for gender equality. Despite successive prime ministers pledging to take decisive action to tackle the gender imbalances in politics and wider British society, the UK has dropped from the 15th most equal nation …Read More »
  • We should be striving for representation, not just diversity

    We should be striving for representation, not just diversity

    Achieving diversity is not enough – the sector should be aiming for a position where it truly represents a diverse range of backgrounds, writes Anita Khan.  The actor Riz Ahmed has an interesting take on diversity – he says he hates the word. His reasoning is that he is much more interested in representation, as this “stretches culture” and gives …Read More »
  • Utopia

    Utopia

    ICA19 WINNER. Consultancy of the Year Award Utopia’s purpose is to turn the 75% of people who aren’t engaged at work into 75% who are, thereby creating both a better workplace and society. They seek to achieve this through the lenses of purpose, entrepreneurialism and inclusion, with 80% of their work sitting in the inclusion and diversity space. Through their …Read More »
  • Financial Ombudsman Service – Embrace

    Financial Ombudsman Service – Embrace

    ICA19 WINNER. Outstanding Diversity Network Award Embrace is the Financial Ombudsman’s ethnicity employee network with members and allies across the service. Their aim is to embrace racial and cultural differences that intrinsically shape their Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) colleagues’ identities by raising awareness, seeking equality of opportunity for BAME colleagues, and using insight to improve and develop existing …Read More »
  • Manchester United – HATRED Initiative

    Manchester United – HATRED Initiative

    ICA19 WINNER. Marketing Campaign of the Year Award Manchester United’s HATRED initiative forms part of the club’s wider #allredallequal campaign. The HATRED initiative saw players from Manchester United’s First Team and Manchester United Women come together to stand against all forms of discrimination. Players were filmed reacting to real-life offensive and discriminatory social media posts and challenging them with their …Read More »
  • Deborah Williams

    Deborah Williams

    ICA19 WINNER. Lifetime Achiever Award Deborah’s work as a disabled artist spanned 20 years. She was in the BAFTA winning film ‘Dream On’ and was the first and only black disabled artist to present at the international arts showcase Decibel. She started her own company leading in the development of disabled people as curators and producers of their own work, …Read More »
  • Disabled workers paid 12% less, ‘damning’ UK official figures show

    Disabled workers paid 12% less, ‘damning’ UK official figures show

    Charities say negative attitudes and lack of understanding of disability hold people back.  Disabled people continue to face prejudice in the workplace campaigners have said, after latest government figures showed they were paid on average 12.2% less than those without impairments, equivalent to £1.48 an hour. According to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data, the median pay for disabled employees in 2018 …Read More »
  • More action urged in order to meet key roles target for women

    More action urged in order to meet key roles target for women

    MORE action is needed if the automotive industry is to meet the target of 30 per cent of key roles filled by women by 2030. That was one of the key messages from the UK Automotive 30% Club’s fourth annual conference, which centred around the theme of Countdown To 30% By 2030. The full-day seminar included a wide range of guest …Read More »
  • Lancashire Police one of the most inclusive employers in UK

    Lancashire Police one of the most inclusive employers in UK

    LANCASHIRE Police has been recognised has one of the most inclusive employers in the UK. The force came 12th on the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List, the highest ranking public sector organisation. Demonstrating the promotion of all strands of diversity including age, disability, gender, LGBT, race, faith and religion; the list focuses on representation at management, senior, executive and …Read More »
  • Bath-based mental health trust named in UK’s Top 50 inclusive employers

    Bath-based mental health trust named in UK’s Top 50 inclusive employers

    For the third year in a row, the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP) NHS Trust has been named as one of the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers. The Trust, which provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire, has been ranked at …Read More »
  • Who are Britain’s Most Inclusive Employers?

    Who are Britain’s Most Inclusive Employers?

    The UK’s most inclusive companies revealed… In a fractured society, during challenging times and with the effects of austerity increasing, the need for diverse practice becomes ever more important. During Thursday’s glittering ceremony, Good Morning Britain presenter Sean Fletcher took centre stage at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate Hotel to reveal those companies that have thought beyond diversity to inclusion. Compiled …Read More »
  • Inclusive Leaders Honoured at National Awards

    Inclusive Leaders Honoured at National Awards

    Good Morning Britain Presenter Sean Fletcher took centre stage on 28th November to host the Inclusive Companies Awards, celebrating inclusive employers and diversity champions. COMPANIES and role models nationwide have broken boundaries to strengthen UK diversity, and were honoured for their extraordinary commitment to the equality agenda at Thursday’s ceremony, at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate. This year perhaps more than …Read More »
  • Dame Carolyn McCall

    Dame Carolyn McCall

    ICA19 Shortlisted Nominee. Chief Executive of the Year Carolyn McCall DBE became ITV’s first female CEO in January 2018. In 2019 ITV outlined its Social Purpose strategy, using the power of ITV to shape culture for good. ITV has set ambitious targets, in terms of championing better mental and physical health; fostering creativity by embracing diversity; reducing impact on the …Read More »
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