Online resources and information to equip individuals and organisations with the tools to make the accountancy profession more inclusive.
Read the latest news and share your views with fellow members. This online ommunity provides information and best practice guidance on the different areas of diversity, helping to educate, support and raise awareness.
The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations came in to effect on 6 April 2017. Find out who has to report on the gender pay gap and how to report on it.
At ICAEW we are committed to encouraging diversity in our organisation and the accountancy profession as a whole.
An overview of the law concerning diversity and discrimination in the UK, with the latest case summaries and useful guidance.
What can you do to create a diverse workforce? Our collection of best practice guides will show you how to promote and protect diversity.
Improving diversity is not just a legal imperative. The concept of diversity is an inherent good with ubiquitous appeal and ethical, social and commercial value for accounting firms. But while good practices are developing, the profession still has some way to go in the transition to becoming more diverse.
The founders of New Gen Accountants are building a network to champions and supports diversity throughout the profession
Support for individuals
The Royal College of Psychiatrists estimates that 85% of older people with depression receive no help at all from the NHS. Here CABA provides information on how to spot symptoms, and provides links and phone numbers to support services.
Having left university, Richard Cartwright was a 14 days into a graduate post with KPMG when a horrific accident left him permanently paralysed. Here he describes how he refused to let the accident hold back his career, and why he will always see where the challenge takes him.
Getting more women into the top level of companies’ governance is a sensitive subject. In this economia article from March 2015, Helen Roxburgh looks at whether it should be done, and discovers which countries are doing it best.
Harris Bokhari OBE knows the value of mentoring, having seen how his father inspired people from minority communities. As a national advisory board member of Mosaic, a Princes Trust mentoring programme for children from deprived communities, he is continuing a family tradition
According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the number of people working (or seeking work) over the age of 65 has topped the 1 million mark. Here CABA lists the key things that anyone approaching State Pension age, but not ready to give up work needs to know.
As the 2016 LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual) History Month started, economia looked at what accountancy firms in the UK are doing to support their LGBT community.
Support for firms
ICAEW president Nick Parker on making the profession more diverse and the encouraging progress made so far. Read this interview from the October 2017 edition of economia.
Equality legislation protects individuals from being discriminated on the basis of their age. On this page you can find articles, books and online resources providing information, legislation and guidance.
Discrimination legislation protects the rights of disabled people in employment, education, and access to goods and services. On this page you can find articles, books and online resources offering guidance in this area of law.
Equality legislation protects individuals from discrimination on the basis of their age, religion, disability, gender, race or sexual orientation. On this page you find articles, books and online resources providing background information and guidance.
All firms accredited for probate services are required to collect, report and publish diversity data about their employees.
Employers who ban all visible religious signs in the workplace are not directly discriminating against employees on grounds of religion, but risk indirectly discriminating against them unless the circumstances justify the ban, according to the European Court.
Employers should beware dismissing an employee who would then lose their rights under a long-term disability benefits plan on dismissal, following a recent ruling that a dismissal in those circumstances was unfair.
ICAEW’s Career Breakers Community is a forum for members planning to return to work after a career break. It offers a space to connect, collaborate, offer feedback and opinions, share information and ideas and give and get support.
If you are feeling in need of emotional support, CABA (Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association) is here to listen and to help. CABA's services are free, confidential and available 24 hour and are available for past and present ICAEW members, as well as family members.
Information on KPMG's approach to diversity, including its targets and how it aims to meet them, as well as a list of networks open to its staff to join.
OUTstanding is a membership organisation for global businesses. It works with LGBT+ and ally leaders to drive cultural change, creating an environment where everyone can succeed. Working with 26% of the FTSE 100, it is a network that aims to drive positive change.
Access the latest research from Stonewall's into LGBT people's experiences of discrimination and public attitudes towards LGBT equality.
The Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA) governs how trans people can have their identity legally recognised. This was ground-breaking in its time – it’s now seriously out of date and needs reform.
What should accounting firms be doing to attract a more diverse talent pool? Here are a few best practices to consider.
Diversity and inclusion are major factors that boards need to consider in order for employees to reach their full potential
The article focuses on transgender people who are consistently marginalised at work and the labour market. It cites the important role human resource (HR) personnel can play in eliminating barriers to recruiting and accepting transgender people in the workplace. It presents a glossary of transgender terms, as well as the significant findings of a 2018 Stonewall survey.
Recommended events for Diversity Community members.
Understand the different types of mental illness, how to combat stigma and what resources and support are available. Please sign up from the link above, it will give a great insight from people at different stages within their career and life
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