BBC Bans All-White Shortlists For Top Jobs

The BBC has vowed to include at least one black or ethnic minority candidate in all job shortlists above a certain grade, under a new plan to boost the careers of ethnic minority staff. The new hiring protocol will apply to all middle and senior-ranking posts, including presenter, editor and producer roles. The broadcaster’s executive committee and divisional leadership teams … Read More

England’s diverse World Cup team is something to celebrate

England kicked off their World Cup campaign  by putting their faith in youth as they took on Tunisia and won the game by 2 goals to nil with a late winner from the captain, Harry Kane. Gareth Southgate’s squad have the lowest average age and the fewest caps won of any of the 32 teams at the tournament. Only three of … Read More

UK’s biggest nursing union urges employers to end racism in the NHS

The call came on the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush. The UK’s biggest nursing union has called for greater equality for black and ethnic minority nurses in the health service as the nation celebrates the 70 years since the Empire Windrush docked in Britain. The Empire Windrush arrived in Tilbury just two weeks before the National … Read More

How a group of Mancunian solicitors are pressing forward in fight for gender equality

The initiative involves independent mentoring and coaching, special events with inspirational women speakers, regular communications highlighting the visibility of women in leadership roles, and campaigning across the UK for firms to get more women in the boardroom. “The response has been nothing short of overwhelming and demonstrates the desire to achieve gender equality in British boardrooms,” said the 31-year-old associate … Read More

‘We’re now confusing diversity and equality. Which is our priority?’

  What do we mean by diversity? And why is it good – or not? For all the myriad debates about diversity today, such questions are rarely addressed in any depth. The latest hoo-ha was generated by a Lionel Shriver column in the Spectator, which questioned publisher Penguin Random House’s pledge to make the company more diverse. “We want both … Read More

TV transgender couple announced as keynote speakers for TTG LGBT Conference

A transgender couple whose wedding grabbed national newspaper headlines this year have been announced as the keynote speakers at this year’s TTG LGBT Conference. British Army officer Hannah Winterbourne wed film director Jake Graf in London in March. Their nuptials received widespread media coverage including The Sun’s much-derided “Tran and Wife” front page. The couple were highly critical of the … Read More

Radio industry needs to reflect UK’s diversity

Ofcom boss Sharon White says broadcasters must act to attract wider range of talent. Ethnic minorities, disabled people and women are all under-represented in the UK’s radio industry, according to a new report, prompting warnings that its output may be out of step with what modern British audiences want to hear. According to research by the media regulator Ofcom just … Read More

How airports are improving travel for passengers with hidden disabilities

UK airports are making progress when it comes to helping passengers with hidden disabilities, according to a new report published by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today. Hidden disabilities can include autism, dementia and hearing loss and many other conditions that are not immediately obvious. This follows the CAA issuing new guidance for airports in December 2016 on how to improve the assistance … Read More

Disabled Man Wins Landmark Discrimination Case

A 64 year old London man with Multiple Sclerosis has won his claim of disability discrimination against a management company after it failed to make reasonable adjustments to enable him to use the leisure club at the block of flats in which he lives, and indirectly discriminated against him because of his disability. Alongside ruling that the management company had … Read More