Race Disparity Audit: So, What’s New? Seminar at Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP


Briefing Seminar:  5th December 2017:  9.15 – 11.00am

SM&B offices: 8-9 Frith Street, London W1D 3JB

Last month the Prime Minister launched the Race Disparity Audit which examines how people of different backgrounds are treated across areas including health, education, employment and the criminal justice system.

As the Audit notes: It shows a complex picture. Some of the disparities identified are uncomfortable and some give genuine cause for optimism. In some measures there are significant disparities between and within ethnic groups, and in others there has been a narrowing of the gaps between ethnicities. There are also big differences in outcomes in different parts of the country.

This short seminar will provide you with:

–   A summary of the audit’s results

–   The implications for sectors and organisations

–   Government thinking on what needs to happen

–   Next Steps

We have a great line-up of expert speakers including:

Helen Grant MP: Conservative MP for Maidstone and the Weald

Marcus Bell – Cabinet office: Director, Race Disparity Unit at the Cabinet Office

Libby McVeigh – EHRC: Director of Programmes at the Equality and Human Rights Commission

Dr Omar Khan – Runnymede Trust: Director of the Runnymede Trust

The seminar is free to attend and refreshments will be available on arrival. The seminar will start at 9.30am.  Please book by emailing your name, job title and organisation to:  tracey.victorin@smab.co.uk or telephone 0203 206 2716 to confirm your attendance.