Public appointments diversity action plan

Public appointments diversity action plan
July 19 2019

Inclusive and diverse boards are more effective, better able to understand their customers and stakeholders, and benefit from fresh perspectives, new ideas, vigorous challenge and broad experience.

Following on from the Public Appointment Diversity Action Plan 2017, the government commissioned Lord Holmes of Richmond to undertake a review into the barriers preventing disabled people taking up public appointments. He reported back with his recommendations in December 2018. Lord Holmes said in his review that as a country, we must seek to “enable and empower all of our talent”.

Although Lord Holmes’ review focused on disabled people, many of his recommendations could benefit all under-represented groups. With this in mind, the Cabinet Office state that they have chosen to act on the recommendations set out by Lord Holmes through refreshing the Public Appointments Diversity Action Plan 2017 to bring greater levels of equality.

With these aims in mind, the Cabinet Office has updated its guidance in the Public Appointments Diversity Action Plan 2019. It can be viewed here, including an easy-read version.

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