What actions are the SNP taking on race equality?

The SNP is committed to ensuring Scotland is a place where people from all backgrounds can live and raise their families in peace and where people of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds can follow their religion or belief and achieve their potential.

In March 2016 the Scottish Government published the Race Equality Framework for Scotland. We are determined to show leadership in advancing race equality, tackling racism and addressing the barriers that prevent people from minority ethnic communities from realising their potential. The Race Equality Framework for Scotland sets out how Scottish Government aims to progress this ambition over a fifteen year period from 2016 to 2030.

The SNP in Government is also providing financial support to organisations working with minority ethnic communities to develop and improve their employability skills and access to employment.

We have appointed a Race Framework Adviser, Kaliani Lyle, to advance race equality and tackle racism. She will provide strategic independent expertise, insight and advice to the Scottish Government in taking forward the actions in the framework.

We believe private companies should report, not just on their gender pay gap but on gender, race and disability. SNP MPs will also call for equal pay statements every four years, which provide policies on equal pay and occupational segregation and include reporting on gender, disability and race.