The Colour of Power 2020, reveals that just 52 out of the 1099 most powerful roles in the country are filled by non-white individuals; just 4.7% of the total number compared to the 13% proportion of the UK population.
The research covers the top roles across 39 categories including central and local government, public bodies, the private sector, education, sport and charities. Fifteen of these categories had no ethnic minority representation at all at their top levels in 2020; five categories have seen a decrease in BAME individuals over the past three years and more than half the categories (21) have seen no change.
The 2020 figures represent a gain of only 1.2% or 15 additional ethnic minority led roles since the Colour of Power 2017 index, demonstrating a failure to address the disparity of power in the UK’s leadership positions, despite three years of government-backed targets and ample rhetoric about commitments to improving diversity & inclusion. https://bit.ly/34lIKOG