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Committee to hold session on BAME workers and perspective of employers

12 January 2021

The Work and Pensions Committee continues its inquiry into DWP’s preparations for changes in the world of work with a session looking at both issues relating to BAME workers and the perspective of employers and business.

Purpose of the session

The Committee will first hear from the Black Training & Enterprise Group about the particular challenges faced by workers from BAME groups in adapting to the impact of automation and the coronavirus pandemic and what support the DWP could provide.

The second part of the session, featuring techUK, the British Retail Consortium, Make UK and global advisory firm Willis Towers Watson will examine the role of employers in retraining and reskilling and how changes in the world of work are likely to affect specific sectors and working practices.


Wednesday 13 January, 9.30am

Panel 1

  • Tebussum Rashid, Deputy Chief Executive, Black Training & Enterprise Group

Panel 2

  • Antony Walker, Deputy CEO, techUK
  • Tamara Hill, Employment and Skills Policy Advisor, British Retail Consortium
  • Dr George Zarkadakis, Digital Lead, Willis Towers Watson
  • Verity Davidge, Director of Central Policy, Make UK

Further information

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