All Party Group to call on Government to tackle racism at work

A cross-party group of MPs will call on the Government to tackle racism at work today (Tuesday 31st January), in response to the findings of Business in the Community’s Race at Work survey.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Race and Community, chaired by the Rt Hon David Lammy MP, will discuss the findings and recommendations of the Race at Work report and ‘Equality, Diversity & Racism in the Workplace’, a qualitative analysis of the report by the University of Manchester.

Speakers at the APPG will include: Dawn Butler MP, Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Diverse Communities); Debbie Abrahams MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community; Richard Iferenta, Partner, KPMG and Chair of the Business in the Community race equality leadership team; and Leigh Lafayer-Aver, HR Director, Enterprise Rent-a-Car.

The Race at Work survey, which was commissioned by Business in the Community and conducted by YouGov, is the largest of its kind in the UK, with over 24,000 respondents.

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