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UK construction industry asked to share views on measuring equality

by Liam Turner
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The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has urged companies from across UK construction to share their thoughts on plans to develop standard measures of how the sector seeks to improve equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).

The aim of the proposal – which the CLC committed to as part of its Skills Plan earlier this year – is to ensure companies have access to better information about the make-up of the workforce, helping construction to reflect the communities in which it works in the UK.

The development of an industry standard approach will also help streamline data collection for businesses, the CLC says, meaning companies will only asked to share this information once.

They will also be able to benchmark themselves against their peers.

The consultation has launched today, and businesses of all sizes and types are asked to respond.

The new system for EDI measuring and monitoring is due to be introduced by the end of 2022.


The CLC’s mission is to provide sector leadership to the construction industry.

The expanded CLC has 12 workstreams that operate collaboratively to address the biggest issues facing the sector, focused on the Industry Recovery Plan.

Workstreams include skills and inclusion, building safety, and business models.

The CLC is co-chaired by Ann-Marie Trevelyan MP, minister for Business and Industry; and Andy Mitchell CBE, CEO of Thames Tideway.

The survey will remain open till 7 September.

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