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‘Smart homes’ to help older and disabled people get digital skills and tackle loneliness in rural areas

‘Smart homes’ to help older and disabled people get digital skills and tackle loneliness in rural areas

The scheme is part of funding awarded to innovative projects to help people develop digital skills. Cash will also fund app for people with Down’s Syndrome to improve health and wellbeing New money fo... »

UK praised for gender diversity despite lagging global progress

UK praised for gender diversity despite lagging global progress

The UK has been praised for its ‘substantial proportional increase’ in gender diversity in a global report by index provider MSCI, but overall progress on global female board representatio... »

Campaign launched for more diverse fire and rescue services

Campaign launched for more diverse fire and rescue services

Firefighters in England are approximately 95% male and white. The Home Office is launching a new campaign to help fire and rescue services change that. Only 5.2% of firefighters in England are women, ... »

Gender pay gap targets must be set by all companies, Equality and Human Rights Commission says

Gender pay gap targets must be set by all companies, Equality and Human Rights Commission says

Targets to eliminate the gender pay gap must be set by all companies, Britain’s equality watchdog has suggested. The Equality and Human Rights Commission called for a new law obliging employers to pub... »

Diversity beyond gender proves hard for investors to measure

Diversity beyond gender proves hard for investors to measure

Finding data on worker demographics is a challenge for responsible investment teams. When BlackRock, the world’s largest fund manager, took companies to task for the lack of women on corporate boards ... »

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