National Inclusion Week 2022: Ethnicities Pay Gaps and Effects of Equality Act 2010

Maryna Ramcharan marks National Inclusion Week 2022 by looking at ethnicity pay gaps in the UK and considering the effects of the Equality Act 2010. The act was implemented to reduce inequalities in the workplace and to protect people from discrimination. The 26th of September marks the start of National Inclusion Week 2022. National Inclusion … Continue reading “National Inclusion Week 2022: Ethnicities Pay Gaps and Effects of Equality Act 2010”

New Report: Equality Act 2010 Effects on Incomes of Ethnic Minorities

A new report by Maryna Ramcharan looks at the Equality Act 2010 and how the incomes of ethnic minorities changed when the new legislation came into force. Discrimination in the workplace is a problem for businesses as an individual who is being discriminated against could be under-employed, resulting in a reduced talent pool for the … Continue reading “New Report: Equality Act 2010 Effects on Incomes of Ethnic Minorities”

Breaking Bias: International Women’s Week – Where Are All the Women Innovators?

Carolin Ioramashvili explores the gender pay gap among Innovate UK-funded businesses. STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and maths) industries are notorious for the under-representation of women, as well as ethnic and other minorities. Long seen as “boys” subjects, this under-representation starts from the choice of undergraduate courses and is echoed at higher levels of higher education … Continue reading “Breaking Bias: International Women’s Week – Where Are All the Women Innovators?”

Breaking Bias: International Women’s Week – Elizabeth Goodyear

Elizabeth Goodyear talks about her experiences as a female in a male-dominated workplace and the steps she took to gain the job, experience, and skills she has now.  I started working for City-REDI and WMREDI as Programme Manager in May 2021, after almost 13 years in Strategic Planning at the University of Birmingham.  I was … Continue reading “Breaking Bias: International Women’s Week – Elizabeth Goodyear”

Has COVID-19 Changed the Terrain of Engagement?

Liam O’Farrell considers the impact of Covid-19 on civic engagement: Will the pandemic make authorities more interested in digital public consultation? This blog is based on a report called “States of participation: International Best Practice in Civic Engagement“. Given that Covid-19 has only recently become part of our lives, there has not yet been a … Continue reading “Has COVID-19 Changed the Terrain of Engagement?”

Good Work and the COVID-19 Crisis

In this blog, Professor Anne Green looks at the concept of ‘Good Work’, exploring the varying definitions, and its impact on both employers and employees and what they can both do to influence the situation. Context In 2019 national employment rates rose to historically high levels. In Great Britain, the employment rate for 16-64 year … Continue reading “Good Work and the COVID-19 Crisis”

West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor – 28th August 2020

WM REDI has been tasked with providing an up to date monitor of the current COVID-19 economic impacts, on a weekly basis. These reports will help regional partners to shape responses and interventions to boost the region’s resilience so that it can thrive going forward. Each week the focus of the report relates to research … Continue reading “West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor – 28th August 2020”

The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Women

Professor Anne Green looks at the impact COVID-19 is having on the lives of women in the West Midlands, especially those from BAME groups.  Introduction This commentary draws in particular on two reports relating to the impact of Covid-19 on women and with a particular focus on the West Midlands. The first report from the … Continue reading “The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Women”

West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor – 21st August 2020

WM REDI has been tasked with providing an up to date monitor of the current COVID-19 economic impacts, on a weekly basis. These reports will help regional partners to shape responses and interventions to boost the region’s resilience so that it can thrive going forward. Each week the focus of the report relates to research … Continue reading “West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor – 21st August 2020”

West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor – 14th August 2020

WM REDI has been tasked with providing an up to date monitor of the current COVID-19 economic impacts, on a weekly basis. These reports will help regional partners to shape responses and interventions to boost the region’s resilience so that it can thrive going forward. Each week the focus of the report relates to research … Continue reading “West Midlands Weekly Economic Impact Monitor – 14th August 2020”