Mapping the private sector terrain in relation to race
Funded by: Commission for Racial Equality (CRE)
October 2003 to December 2003
Background, summary and aims
The Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) has commissioned the Policy Studies Institute (PSI) to undertake a short sharp research project into the private sector to obtain a strategic baseline picture of key facts and issues, both mainstream and race equality related. The resultant project paper will set out the context, challenges and opportunities for the CRE in its work to advance race equality in this sector. The research will draw together existing statistical information and research evidence on the private sector in terms of labour market activity, rates of unemployment, economic growth areas, as well as identify key strategic players. The emphasis of the research is around economic activity and employment, and this information will be used to identify key race equality policy issues in the private sector. The project is being undertaken by Maria Hudson and Jane Parry and runs from October 1st to December 8th 2003.