1 February 2021: Recognising LGBT+ rights and empowering everyone to have a place in society is not only the right thing to do on a human level but also from a business perspective, writes ICAEW CEO Michael Izza.
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Due to the very sad death of George Floyd in the United States recently, RACE and BAME issues have now become even more apparent.
ICAEW president Nick Parker on making the profession more diverse
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. Also includes information on retirement age.
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.
On this page you find articles, books and online resources providing background information and guidance on making a workplace more diverse and inclusive to the people who work in it.
All firms accredited for probate services are required to collect, report and publish diversity data about their employees.
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Today we talk in terms of diversity, but a decade ago the language was more around equality and discrimination. The passing of the Equality Act 2010 was the game changer that informs our understanding of diversity today, but the history of equality or anti-discrimination legislation is one of gradual change.
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.
Richard Cartwright did not give up on his career after a devastating accident
Helen Roxburgh looks at its merits, and which countries are doing it best
Harris Bokhari OBE knows the value of mentoring, having seen how his father inspired people from minority communities
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.
We are committed to providing individuals from underrepresented backgrounds with the knowledge needed to pursue a career in accountancy.
The National Black Women’s Network champions the advancement of women across all professional disciplines.
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.
Access the latest research from Stonewall's into LGBT people's experiences of discrimination and public attitudes towards LGBT equality.