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Solace blog

17th November 2023

MJ Article: Inexcusable: The woeful state of diversity, Nazeya Hussain and Chris Naylor

“More than half of councils don’t have a full view of the ethnic makeup of their workforce and the sector and no region in the UK has a workforce that reflects the communities they serve.

Yet at the same time it is facing a recruitment crisis, a capacity crisis and a breakdown in trust in public services. It is time to join the dots.

Last month Solace published its latest equality, diversity and inclusion reportUnderstanding and Improving Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Local Government Workforce across the UK: A Spotlight on Data Collection and Good Practice. 

The research, funded and supported by Solace in Business and undertaken by Shared Intelligence, comes a year after our first report found the sector was making painfully slow progress in building representative teams.

The results, covering 317 councils across England, Scotland and Wales, are depressing…”

Click here to read the full article by Chris Naylor and Nazeya Hussain, Solace non-executive directors and leads on diversity and inclusion, on the MJ.