CMI response to the Government’s response to the CRED reportWednesday 08 June 2022
On Thursday 17th March 2022, the Government published their response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (CRED) report.
The CRED report was met with widespread criticism, and concluded that “the evidence shows that geography, family influence, socio-economic background, culture and religion have more significant impact on life chances than the existence of racism”. Despite this criticism, the Government in its response noted that they “agree wholeheartedly with the Commission’s wide-ranging conclusions and with the vast majority of the report’s recommendations”.
There are several recommendations in the Government’s response that CMI welcomes. Despite this, the overall outcome is disappointing. CMI acknowledges that this is a constantly evolving agenda, and one we are keen to continue inputting our insights and research into. However, to tackle the disparities and produce inclusive workplaces that maximise talent, there needs to be effective action from both business and Government.
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