Race Disparity Unit consultation: Ethnicity pay reporting

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the Cabinet Office’s Race Disparity Unit have launched a consultation on a mandatory approach to ethnicity pay reporting. They are seeking views on ethnicity pay reporting by employers, including what should be reported and by who, and what immediate next steps should be taken. The deadline …

Business in the Community charter: Race at Work

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Figures from the Race Disparity Audit’s Ethnicity Facts and Figures website and the BITC Race at Work Survey highlight that people from ethnic minorities persistently encounter significant disparities in employment and progression.

Business in the Community have launched the Race at Work Charter, in October 2018, which commits businesses who sign up to a set of principles and actions designed to improve the recruitment and progression of ethnic minority employees.

Women’s Resource Centre report: Women’s Equality in England – Shadow Report submitted to the UN CEDAW Committee

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There is a lack of protection and support for migrant women facing domestic abuse and their children, transnational marriage abandonment, and extra-territorial jurisdiction. 

The Women’s Resource Centre have produced the England Shadow report (pdf) for the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) . 

Understanding Society: Gender Equality – the pay gap and beyond – 7 November 2018 (London)

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Date: 7 November 2018 Time: 12pm – 3pm Location: Greencoat Place, 24 Greencoat Place, London, SW1P 1RD Cost: Free Understanding Society is inviting delegates to attend a timely debate to discuss the unfolding momentum on gender equality. The event will promote a cross-sectoral conversation on the interplay of factors driving the gender pay gap, and …

Women’s Resource Centre: Unconscious bias training – 29 November 2018 (North London)

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Date: 29 November 2018 Time: 10am – 4pm Location: United House, North Road, London, N7 9DP United Kingdom Cost: Variable The Women’s Resource Centre invites you to attend a training event on unconscious bias. The training aims to raise awareness of unconscious bias and its impacts in the workplace, and provide techniques to identify and …

Stonewall Scotland: Workplace Conference 2018 – 23 November 2018 (Edinburgh)

Date: 23 November 2018 Time: 9am – 5:30pm Location: Edinburgh International Conference Centre, The Exchange, 150 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE Cost: Variable Stonewall Scotland is inviting anyone involved in the delivery of workplace inclusion to attend their Workplace Conference 2018. The conference is a place to share the latest innovative thinking, learn about best …

Joseph Rowntree Foundation analysis: Comparing Investment in Universal Credit Work Allowances and Taper Rate

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Spending £1 billion increasing work allowances helps more people exit poverty, and provides a larger budget boost to households in lower-income deciles, compared to spending the same amount on lowering the taper.

This is according to the September 2018 Joseph Rowntree Foundation analysis of different ways of boosting the budgets of low-income working households claiming Universal Credit (UC).

Business in the Community report: Equal Lives

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83% of men with caring responsibilities believe that organisations should provide considerable support for employees who look after children or dependent adults but only 43% believe their employer does this.

This is from the September 2018 report (pdf) from Business in the Community, in partnership with Santander, on the roles of women and men in caring responsibilities.