Employees from a BAME background are significantly more likely than those from a white British or other ethnic background to say career progression is an important factor in their working life. However, they are more likely to say their career to date has failed to meet their expectations than white British employees.

This report provides an overview of some of the major research and policy papers over the past five years and brings together what we know about the extent of ethnic inequality and where the barriers to in-work progression lie. The report also sets out findings from a survey of 1,290 UK employees and includes case study examples of practice from three organisations that are actively driving change and identifying and removing barriers to access and progression for ethnic minority groups. The report draws out recommendations for both employers and business leaders. 

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