White academic staff paid 14 per cent more than black academic colleagues

New analysis released today from the University and College Union (UCU) has revealed that black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) staff in universities are less likely to hold senior jobs and are paid less than their white colleagues1. In response Sandra Kerr CBE, race equality director at Business in the Community (BITC), the Prince’s responsible business network, said:
“In order to achieve a fairer workplace in the UK, employers must hold themselves accountable and be transparent about where they are and what direction they are headed.

Queen’s Speech: Tackling climate and ecological breakdown must be at the heart of UK PLC’s strategy

In response to the Government’s environmental plans outlined in today’s Queen’s Speech, Gudrun Cartwright, environment director at Business in the Community (BITC), The Prince’s Responsible Business Network, commented:
"The Government's commitment to enshrine environmental principles in law to protect and improve the environment for future generations puts critical issues such as air and water quality and plastic pollution at the heart of the collective efforts needed to tackle climate and ecological breakdown.