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Equality, Diversity
& Inclusivity

Equality, Diversity
& Inclusivity

Actively encouraging diversity & inclusivity throughout local government

Diversity is intrinsic to both democracy and leadership, two principles of Solace’s code of ethics and at the core of our sector. That’s why we need more of it.

As the UK’s leading members’ network for local government and public sector professionals, we are committed to ensuring diverse talent is encouraged, supported, nurtured and recognised across the sector.

On this page, you’ll find dedicated reports, research, and our Statement of Intent. The launch of our Statement of Intent & report is the start of a bigger journey for Solace, and over time we hope to add to our resources in order to share knowledge, learning and best practice.

If you’d like to join in the conversation, please see the ‘get in touch’ section below.

Understanding and Improving ED&I in the Local Government Workforce

New Report

Understanding and Improving ED&I in the Local Government Workforce: A spotlight on data collection and good practice

Solace is pleased to introduce our 2023 report, “Understanding and Enhancing Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in the UK’s Local Government Workforce: Spotlight on Data Collection and Best Practices,” a study funded and backed by Solace in Business and conducted by Shared Intelligence. Discover invaluable insights and recommendations within the report, and join us in driving positive change.

Download the report now to be a part of the solution.

Our Statement of Intent

Our recent research has encouraged us to reflect on the role we play in championing equality, diversity & inclusion across local government. As such, we’ve produced a Statement of Intent on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion to share our standpoint with the sector & also to hold ourselves accountable.

Understanding & Improving Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in the Local Government Workforce

A spotlight on data collection and good practice produced in conjunction with Zurich Municipal and Shared Intelligence, first published in 2022.

Get in touch

If you have examples of best practice, case studies or simply want to share your story, we’d love to hear from you.

Please contact Mae Wilson, our dedicated Programme Manager and Diversity & Inclusion Lead by emailing