Policy paper

Increasing diversity in public appointments

This publication identifies barriers to diversity in public appointments and sets out a number of actions to overcome these barriers.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



The government has an aspiration that by 2015 half of all new appointees to the boards of public bodies will be women.

This action plan identifies potential barriers to appointments and puts in place a number of actions to overcome them.

Diversity statistics for public appointments are available here.

Find out more about public appointments and how to apply.

Published 27 December 2013