City of London Corporation sets up working party to tackle racism

Lord Mayor

The City of London Corporation has established a new working party to consider what the organisation is doing to tackle racism in all its forms.

The Tackling Racism Working Party, which had its terms of reference agreed at the Policy and Resources Committee on 11 June, will assess whether the City Corporation could take any further action to promote economic, educational and social inclusion.

It will also consider how to respond to historical issues, such as statues and monuments.

The working party will report its findings to both Policy & Resources Committee and the Establishment Committee.

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The City Corporation last week issued a statement on the death of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter, promising to create a fair and inclusive society.

Common Council member Andrien Meyers has also written to senior City of London Corporation figures imploring that the Square Mile “must do more than call for change, we must be the change.”

To date the City Corporation has taken action to improve diversity and inclusion by; signing up to the Race at Work Charter and Women in Finance Charter, as well as Stonewall’s Diversity Champion Programme; signing the Time to Change pledge for mental health awareness; achieving employer status for the Disability Confident scheme; while staff networks promote equality, inclusivity and diversity in the organisation.

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