FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, 2 May 2019
Last weekend the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, declared a climate emergency during her speech at the SNP conference in Edinburgh.
Today the Climate Change Committee recommended Scotland should have a more ambitious target to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045, five years before the rest of the UK. They did so on the basis of evidence that shows Scotland has a greater potential for removing pollution from its economy.
In response to yesterday's Westminster MP vote to declare a climate and environmental emergency, following on the heels of Scotland and Wales and the UK’s Climate Change Committee today making it clear that we can get to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 by deploying existing technologies, Gudrun Cartwright, environment director at Business in the Community, said:
LONDON, May 2 – Refugees are underrepresented in the UK workforce and a great opportunity for them to contribute to growth and better integrate in the country is being missed, according to new guidelines released today by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Business in the Community (BITC) and UK Government.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, 29th April 2019
Today (Thursday 4 April 2019) marks the deadline for charities and businesses with more than 250 employees to report their 2018 gender pay gap figures. Business in the Community (BITC) is urging organisations to show their commitment to narrowing this gap with the publication of a narrative explaining the figures and a time-bound action plan. According to the most recent Government Equalities Office report1, only 48% of companies are estimated to have included an action plan to narrow their gender pay gap.