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Solace blog

20th October 2023

LGC Article: ‘Shame on us’ cry as new research exposes lack of diversity, Nazeya Hussein and Chris Naylor

“People from ethnic minority backgrounds are “consistently underrepresented” in council workforces compared to the working-age ethnic minority population, according to a major new report.

The report titled Understanding and Improving Equality, Diversity and Inclusion was commissioned by the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers (SOLACE) and was published today. 

The analysis included 371 councils across England, Scotland and Wales and explored the extent to which workforce ethnicity data and pay data are being published by UK councils and whether councils’ workforces are reflective of their local demographics.

It found that ethnic minorities were underrepresented in the workforces of local authorities across England and Wales…”

Click here to read the full article by Kwame Boakye, with comments from Nazeya Hussein and Chris Naylor, Solace equality and diversity leads, and Matt Prosser, Solace president, in the LGC.