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Inclusive Britain: government response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities

The government published Inclusive Britain on 17 March.

Inclusive Britain is the government’s response to the report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, published last year. It sets out 74 actions in response to the Commission’s recommendations.

Some actions will be led directly by the RDU. These include:

Working with service providers, international organisations and experts to improve our understanding of online harms and to better measure and monitor online abuse. This work will consider how specific events, such as high-profile football matches, act as instigators for online abuse.

Consulting on new standards for government departments and other public bodies on recording, understanding and communicating ethnicity data. This is to ensure more responsible and accurate reporting on race and ethnicity.

Leading a cross-government analytical work programme to analyse the structural issues that immigrants may face in the UK, and to understand the lessons the government has learned about policy-making in this area.

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Blog post: Improving reporting and reducing misuse of ethnicity statistics

Richard Laux, Deputy Director, Data and Analysis, at the Equality Hub wrote a guest blog post for the Office for Statistics Regulation on improving reporting and reducing the misuse of ethnicity statistics.

Richard talks about the principles of reporting ethnicity statistics and some of his team’s approaches in preventing the misuse of data.

The blog post forms part of the 30th anniversary of the United Nations’ Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics.

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