Senior government officials meet to reduce BAME labour market inequalities.

Tomorrow (21st June 2016) Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community is chairing a roundtable on the Government’s 20/20 targets for reducing Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) labour market inequalities. The roundtable is being jointly hosted by the Institute for Public Policy Research and the Runnymede Trust in central London.

The Prime Minister has committed to raising BAME employment and the proportion of BAME apprenticeship starts by 20% by 2020. The government has set up a number of reviews, taskforces and programmes to address BAME employment inequalities and eradicate discrimination in the labour market.
The roundtable will bring together senior government officials with key stakeholders and experts in order to share what policy actions and decisions they are taking to help meet the targets and to discuss how action across government could be better coordinated. It will cover how these diverse efforts can be better joined up and what practical action government should take to close labour market gaps between different ethnic groups.