Diversity

New family leave guidance for Scottish councils published

04/10/2019

New guidance on family leave for councillors in Scotland recommends that councillors on leave be allowed to continue receiving their basic allowances.

Scottish councils ‘lack diversity’, report reveals

11/03/2019

Women and ethnic minorities are underrepresented at the local level in Scotland and many face harassment, an equalities study has revealed.

Damning report on leadership diversity

11/10/2018

‘Little progress’ is being made in increasing the diversity of senior leadership in local authorities, a report published today has found.

Whitehall launches £1m skills fund to diversify tech workforce

28/08/2018

The Government yesterday launched two new funds designed to boost diversity within digital and tech workforces.

Ministers to 'super charge' LEP performance

24/07/2018

Ministers have published plans to ‘super charge’ the performance and accountability of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) following a review.

Fire services must ‘diversify’ their workforces, council chiefs say

13/03/2018

Councils have called for recruitment of more women and people from minority backgrounds to ensure fire and rescue services are fit for twenty-first century.

Council reaches ‘new low’ with all male cabinet

26/05/2017

Election experts have accused a Welsh county council of reaching a ‘new low for diversity’ after appointing an exclusively male cabinet.

Combined authorities risk being 'preserve of men' finds report

18/04/2017

Nearly all (93%) of senior positions in the new combined authorities will be appointed to white men, new research has revealed.

Insights, changing population and growth

14/03/2017

Professor Richard Webber examines diversity and change in an outer London borough.

DCLG announces £210,000 to support community projects

24/01/2017

Over £200,000 of extra funding will be available for community projects that bring together diverse communities and different faiths, the DCLG has announced.

Council to adopt gender neutral title on forms

16/08/2016

Oxford City Council has approved plans to add the gender neutral title ‘Mx’ to official forms in order to become more inclusive.

How local government can improve transgender equality

08/06/2016

In the wake of the media furore surrounding a council’s decision to make its primary school applications more gender diverse, William Eichler explores how local authorities can address transgender issues in their communities.

Councils urged to take a more ‘active’ approach to integration

10/05/2016

Local authorities should publish annual measures of residential segregation as part of a ‘more muscular’ approach to managing ethnic and religious diversity, a new Civitas report argues.

Brighton criticised for option to select gender on school form

20/04/2016

A council has come under attack for the decision to allow children to choose their gender on primary school application forms.

What can local government do to manage the impact of migration?

01/02/2016

William Eichler examines how local authorities can best respond to demographic changes and rising levels of migration.

‘You ain’t no Muslim, bruv’

10/12/2015

Reflecting on the Leytonstone Tube station stabbing, Martin Esom, Waltham Forest LBC chief executive and chair of the London Prevent Board, explains how councils can tackle radicalisation and improve community cohesion.

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Redefining what good looks like

Impower’s annual top 10 list is a celebration of strong council performance, and as Jon Ainger explains, many local authorities have stepped up to the challenge.
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