Independent report

The Lord Holmes Review

The independent Lord Holmes Review explores how to open-up public appointments to disabled people.

Documents

Lord Holmes Review December 2018

Government response to Lord Holmes review June 2019

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The government has now responded to Lord Holmes, accepting the principle of all his recommendations and has also published a refreshed Public Appointments Diversity Action Plan on 27 June 2019, underpinned by these recommendations.

Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE:

I am passionate about the benefits of Diversity and Inclusion. I am delighted the Government has accepted the principles of all of the recommendations I have made.

The review made recommendations in four areas: data and transparency, attracting talent, applications and interviews, and beyond. Whilst I am grateful for this unqualified support for the principles, the detail regarding specific recommendations, particularly around data and transparency, will have to be carefully monitored.

The Government and Cabinet Office have a fantastic opportunity to set a gold standard and demonstrate, not just the benefits of diversity, but how to recruit the best talent.

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Summary video

Below is a video summary of the Lord Holmes Review translated into British sign language, with English subtitles.

NOTE: This video does not contain audio.

A Summary of The Lord Holmes Review with sign-language and subtitles.

Published 3 December 2018
Last updated 27 June 2019 + show all updates
  1. An updated version of the government's response has been uploaded.

  2. Added govt response to Lord Holmes review

  3. First published.