Report show that number of black workers in senior positions has remained stagnant since 2014


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Business in the Community (BITC) has issued a report, 'Race at the top: Revisited', which reveals that since 2014 the number of black public sector workers in senior positions has not grown, and the number of black workers in senior positions in the private sector has only increased by 0.1%.

Only 1% of the police force of England and Wales identified as black African or black Caribbean and no appeal court judges in England and Wales were recorded as being black.  For those from the broader BAME community, only 10.3% of senior position holders identified as BAME, around 1% higher than the 2014 figure of 9.2%.

The report's publication coincides with Parliament preparing to debate mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting after a petition calling for its introduction passed 100,000 signatures.  It's also worth noting that there's been a government consultation on mandatory ethnicity pay reporting which closed on 11 January 2019 (though the government's conclusions have yet to be published).

For Trowers Tuesday on Tuesday 7 July, as part of our month on Maximising Inclusivity, we're delighted to be joined by Steve Douglas, CEO of St Mungos, to discuss achieving racial diversity at leadership level.  For more details and to sign up for the online Q&A, please click here.

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