BIS has launched a consultation to better understand the
obstacles black and minority ethnic (BME) people face in the labour
The government has tasked Baroness McGregor-Smith, Chief
Executive of Mitie, to undertake a review. As well as considering
information from a call for evidence, she will host a roundtable
event with some of the country's largest private sector
employers. The government is also encouraging voluntary and
community organisations to take part in the review.
The DWP already publishes statistics on numbers of people from
BME backgrounds currently in work. However, the material gathered
for this review will go much further in identifying the extent of
the problem from the recruitment stage up to executive level. The
review findings intend to highlight best practice from across
public and private sectors.
The call for evidence will close on 22 August 2016. Baroness
McGregor-Smith's findings are expected later this year.
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