East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) 2017 Presentation

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2017 presentation For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug)  2017 presentation Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages for local consumption in Uganda. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

How to invest in income stocks

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The idea behind income investing is to put together a portfolio of assets, usually stocks, that generates income for the investor. Because a steady income stream is the goal, the portfolio should have a low amount of risk.Income investing has not been that popular lately, given that we have been in the greatest bull market of all time. Momentum and growth at a reasonable price investing styles have been more in favour. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…But as we get older and richer, capital growth becomes less important and income becomes more important.Here’s how to invest in income stocks.Find a company with an enduring moatWhen it comes to income, we want to make sure that our investment is protected with a large moat. We want stocks in companies with untouchable positions in their markets – think Coca-Cola. Any drinks start-up funded with a few million is not going to make a dent in Coca-Cola’s global domination.Or what about Unilever? It’s highly likely you have several of its products in your house. Anyone wanting to take on the might of Unilever would have to fight on many fronts to wrestle sectors and territories from the company’s vise-like grip.Find a company with strong and stable cash flows Companies that generate consistent cash year-on-year are quality candidates for income investing. We don’t want a business that one year makes a huge amount of cash only to do poorly the next. Companies that are able to convert plenty of their steadily growing profits into cash are companies we can consider for a dividend-oriented portfolio.We also need to make sure that the dividend is more than several times covered by cash flows. A good rule of thumb is that the dividend should be covered three times. That way the company can manage minor problems without any risk to the dividend. It would take really serious problems to raise the risk of the dividend being cut.Find a company where the dividend is not likely to be cut If a company has a dividend yield above about 8%, it may be a sign that the market does not view the dividend as sustainable. The market is normally efficient regarding larger-cap stocks, so if a company with an usually high dividend yield were a good investment, then everyone would take advantage – which would increase the price and reduce the yield.Ideally, we want a moderate dividend yield of about 3% to 5%. A long track record of sustained dividends, or even better, of growing dividends, is also something to look for in a candidate for an income investor’s portfolio.By picking companies that have enduring moats, consistent cash flows and a high profits-to-cash conversion ratio, as well as a sustainable dividend, we can create income portfolios that will grow in a slow and steady manner.  How to invest in income stocks See all posts by Michael Taylor Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Michael Taylor | Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 Michael Taylor does not hold a position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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Santa Monica Residence / Jendretzki

first_img Projects “COPY” Houses “COPY” Copy+ 24ArchitectsJendretzkiLocationSanta Monica, California, United StatesClientWithheldArea12000.0 ft2Project Year2013PhotographsAlejandro WirthLocationSanta Monica, California, USAProject Year2013PhotographsAlejandro Wirth, {“text”=>””, “type”=>”media_provider”, “id”=>”5054327428ba0d64b200000f”}Area12000.0 ft2Save this picture!© Alejandro WirthRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaBetonCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural Solutions3D Facade PanelThis new pavillion added to an existing mid century house in the Rustic Canyon area of Santa Monica bordering the Pacific Palisades involved negotiating the high functioning requirements of a Los Angeles based family and their love for scandinavian design and detailing. Save this picture!© Alejandro WirthBy utilizing a muted material palette of light toned wood and glass we were able to harmoniously engage the southern California sun and create a tranquil work studio and inviting home. Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessRevitalization of the City of Andenne / Frédéric Haesevoets Architecture + Art and B…ArticlesVideo: Hotel Lone / 3LHD ArchitectsArticles Share Santa Monica Residence / JendretzkiSave this projectSaveSanta Monica Residence / Jendretzki United States CopyAbout this officeJendretzkiOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsIn ProgressResidential ArchitectureHousesSanta MonicaHousesUnited StatesPublished on November 07, 2012Cite: Javier Gaete. “Santa Monica Residence / Jendretzki” 07 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – GuillotineGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesSealantsSikaConstruction Solutions in Stavros FoundationShower TraysAcquabellaShower Tray – Focus BetonPatios / TerracesFranken-SchotterPatios and TerracesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySynthetics / AsphaltFirestone Building ProductsRoofing System – RubberGard EPDMMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/290019/santa-monica-residence-jendretzki Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/290019/santa-monica-residence-jendretzki Clipboard Santa Monica Residence / Jendretzki Save this picture!© Alejandro WirthWritten by Javier Gaete Share ArchDailylast_img read more

Apartment Complex in Qiyan / LRH Architects

first_imgArchDaily 2015 Apartment Complex in Qiyan / LRH ArchitectsSave this projectSaveApartment Complex in Qiyan / LRH Architects Architects: LRH Architect Year Completion year of this architecture project China Apartment Complex in Qiyan / LRH Architects Residential Architecture “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778978/apartment-complex-in-qiyan-taiwan-lrh-architects Clipboard Year:  “COPY”center_img Copy•Taipei, China ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778978/apartment-complex-in-qiyan-taiwan-lrh-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Highlite Images+ 19 Share 2015 Photographs Photographer:  Highlite ImagesSave this picture!© Highlite ImagesRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodEGGERLaminatesFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeThe SiteThe apartment complex is based in Qiyan, located on a mountain slope at the outskirts of the Taipei Basin. As its name suggests, qiyan means “strangely-shaped rocks.” Half of the base is filled with strangely shaped rocks while the other half is covered by primeval forests. To the west, the site overlooks the Guandu Plain and the mouth of the Danshui River. In the northeast direction, one can get a great view of the Qixing and Datun mountain ranges in the distance; this location has a special natural terrain and a rich ecological landscape. Save this picture!© Highlite ImagesConcept 1: Strangely-Shaped RocksInstead of calling the property as just a complex with 59 apartments, it can be referred to as a structure made by repeatedly stacking granite stone blocks along the hillside, which conforms to the existing landscape with an elevation of approximately nine meters. In addition to paying respect to the local topography, the structure also presents an image of a base fully covered by rocks. Various sizes of beige-colored rocks provide unique characteristics and functions for the apartment units, the main lobby, and the gym based on their stacking locations and positions.  Save this picture!Concept 2: A Forest in TaipeiFifty percent of the original forest located to the west of the base has been preserved in its original form, and this connects directly with the property’s atrium. The building’s greenery in the form of terraces and rooftop gardens blends perfectly with the Guandu Plain, maintaining a large-scale integration between the original forest and the mountain forests of Taipei BasinSave this picture!© Highlite ImagesConcept 3: The Residential Building and its Feng Shui Along with the surrounding terrain, mountains at its back, and the Guandu Plain in the front, the residential building sits east and faces west. Each residence is enveloped in stone, providing privacy and stability. The entire area from the Tatun Mountain range to the Guandu Plain will remain open, allowing each apartment to interact closely with nature. Gaps between stones have been converted into balconies for residents to enjoy the beautiful scenery. The use of natural construction materials such as wood and glass not only completes the look of the entire structure and provide additional privacy, it also makes returning to nature the best reason for coming back home. Save this picture!© Highlite ImagesProject gallerySee allShow lessOpen Call: Competition for Interior and Entrance Design of Tabriz Metro StationsBuilt Projects & MasterplansBamboo Villa: Live in the Nature / C&C DESIGNSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Peitou, Taipei, TaiwanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  Projects CopyAbout this officeLRH ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsTaiwanResidentialTaipei CityChinaPublished on January 10, 2016Cite: “Apartment Complex in Qiyan / LRH Architects” [一丰洲-北投奇岩集合住宅 / 萧力仁建筑师事务所 LRH Architects] 10 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks choose Help the Hospices

first_img Tagged with: corporate  27 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks choose Help the Hospices Howard Lake | 1 February 2008 | News Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank have selected Help the Hospices as their new charity partner, starting from today.The partnership with the hospice movement’s national charity will incorporate both national and local initiatives. The Banks’ networks of over 340 branches, 74 Financial Solutions Centres and their head offices will be matched with individual local hospice charities, and their employees will be able to participate in local volunteering and fundraising activities.The partnership will include corporate donations, staff volunteering programmes and community partnerships focusing on numeracy and financial literacy.Maxine Blunden, director of fundraising at Help the Hospices, said: “There will be four nationally co-ordinated, themed focus months for fundraising spread throughout the year starting with a big community-focused kick-off in the run-up to Easter. The Banks already have a well-established and successful employee volunteering programme so we are confident there will be substantial and widespread engagement with local hospices”.The Banks’ previous three-year relationship with the British Heart Foundation raised more than £500,000. Help the Hospices was chosen from a shortlist of eight charities that met the banks’ corporate community investment criteria.www.ybonline.co.uk About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Killer claimed he had mobile phone in witness box during Limerick…

first_imgNewsBreaking newsKiller claimed he had mobile phone in witness box during Limerick murder trialBy Staff Reporter – June 25, 2014 2034 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Twitter by Andrew Carey at the Special Criminal CourtSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] LIMERICK man serving a life sentence for murder claimed he had a mobile phone with him when he appeared as a witness in the high security Special Criminal Court in Dublin this Wednesday.Anthony ‘Noddy’ McCarthy was giving evidence in the trial of Wayne Dundon (36), of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect and Nathan Killeen (24) of Hyde Road, Prospect who have pleaded not guilty to the murder of 35-year-old Roy Collins at the Roxboro Road Shopping Centre on April 9, 2009.McCarthy (32) of Fairgreen, Garryowen is a first cousin of Wayne Dundon and is serving a life sentence for the murder of Kieran Keane in Limerick in January 2003.He claimed that he had the mobile phone with him in court after telling defence counsel Remy Farrell SC that he didn’t know of any prisoner in jail around the time of the murder who didn’t have a mobile phone while in custody.He added that he made up to seven calls to his brother Christopher on a mobile phone he had.He denied being “deliberately obtuse” or getting nervous in the witness box during questioning.As Mr Farrell continued his questioning, Wayne Dundon’s brother Ger arrived in the public gallery with his left arm covered in an orthopaedic plaster cast.Asked if he was afraid of being caught with the phone or if he ever feared it would ring while he was in the Governor’s office, McCarthy stood up, saying “here look at this”, showing what appeared to be the outline of a mobile phone in his pocket.“I’ve my phone with me here in court, but I have it on silent so it doesn’t buzz”, he claimed.When Mr Farrell asked if he spoke with the Governor of the prison that morning, McCarthy said “I don’t recall but I may have.”“Did you bring your phone with you?” asked Mr Farrell.“If you were visiting the Governor, you just left your phone on the landing”, explained McCarthy adding again that “I often brought it with me to his office”.When McCarthy left the stand he was confronted by prison officers who removed a television remote control unit from his pocket.McCarthy previously told the trial that he claims he heard Wayne Dundon on the phone in a cell in Wheatfield Prison order James Dillon to “go down and do Roy Collins”.The prosecution case closed this Wednesday and trial is expected to move into defence evidence and closing speeches over the remainder of the week later after the three judges heard evidence from forensic scientist Mr Michael Burlington that Nathan Killeen’s DNA was found on two hoodies and other items seized from a house on Crecora Avenue in the immediate aftermath of the murder. Facebook TAGSCourtfeaturedlimerickNathan Killeennoddy mccarthyroy collins murderWayne Dundon center_img Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleProperty developer allegedly claimed dead father’s pensionNext articleLimerick highest for self-harm Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Linkedinlast_img read more

Blackmagic Design Announces 6K Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro; More Info at B&H Photo…

first_img TAGS  Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Blackmagic Design Announces 6K Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro; More Info at B&H Photo Video By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 Facebookcenter_img Blackmagic Design 6K Pro – Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro Local NewsBusiness Previous articleThe Latest: Hong Kong ease pandemic rules as cases declineNext articleMintz, Toppin help Kentucky beat Vanderbilt 82-78 Digital AIM Web Support Facebook WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Indoor World Tug of War Championships to go ahead

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Previous articleAura Leisure Centre evacuated due to flooding incidentNext articleConcern over assaults against ambulance staff News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Facebook Twitter Pinterestcenter_img AudioHomepage BannerNewsSport Google+ The 2020 World Tug of War Championships is going ahead as planned despite a flooding incident at the venue. The Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny was evacuated last night after what’s been described as a major roof leak.Significant structural damage has been reported.But Dan McCarthy of the Irish Tug of War Association has been reassured that the side of the venue where the championships are taking place has not been affected:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DAN-WEB.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Pinterest Could Donegal supporters be in Armagh on Saturday Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – February 20, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Indoor World Tug of War Championships to go aheadlast_img read more

HOMECOMING: Gardner honored for coming to homecoming 52 straight years

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author You Might Like Trojans extend winning streak with win over Georgia State on homecoming Troy linebacker Demetrius Cain (21) celebrates with Tyquae Russell (10) and cornerback Kamryn Melton (4) after an interception during the… read more Book Nook to reopen Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Published 3:00 am Tuesday, October 18, 2016 HOMECOMING: Gardner honored for coming to homecoming 52 straight years “I have been very fortunate health wise,” Gardner said. “Amazingly, families on both side haven’t scheduled major events. I think some of them knew better. It wasn’t intentional.”Gardner has seen three Troy teams win a national championship and witnessed the team move from the Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly known as Division-1A) to Division 1.“There have been so many good games,” Gardner said. “Especially when Coach (Larry) Blakeney really brought us back and took us to Division 1-AA (now known as the Football Championship Series). To watch them beat Marshall, Oklahoma State and Missouri, those are memories I will never forget.”center_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… He enjoys watching both the university and town grow.“It’s hard to keep track with all the progress that is going on,” Gardner said. “I think back to what the campus looked like in 1964 to what it looks like now. It’s gone from what I loved back then – a small home town school where you knew everybody – to a major university.”With head coach Neal Brown in his second year with the program, Gardner is excited for the future. “I am so excited for what he has done in such a short period of time,” Gardner said. “It’s really amazing, especially defensively.”Gardner was honored on Saturday during Troy’s game against Georgia State to recognize his dedication for the football program.“It’s very humbling to be honest with you. It’s surprising and almost embarrassing because I don’t think I have done anything to deserve it,” Gardner said. “I come because I want to come back. It’s not because I want to establish any record.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder The fact that Gardner had made the trip for that long hadn’t dawned on him until a few years back when his wife brought it up on the way up for a game.“She said, ‘Do you realize how many years you have been traveling this road?’” Gardner said. “I hadn’t thought about it and she said, ‘This year will be 50.’ I said, ‘Now you’re telling me how old I am.’”Gardner said coming back to Troy is like coming back home.“I get to see a lot of friends,” Gardner said. “I have seen friends that I have been friends with since 1964.” Ken Gardner was invited to take part in the halftime activities as Saturday marked the 52nd consecutive homecoming Gardner has attended. He carried flowers for homecoming queen, Destiny Olivier.In 1964 Ken Gardner attended a Troy University homecoming game. He hasn’t missed one in the 52 years that followed.“I love coming back,” he said on Saturday, shortly before being recognized during the halftime ceremonies at Troy University.Gardner attended his first homecoming in 1964 as an escort to the homecoming court. Since then, he’s made the trek from Monroe County and Daphne. Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

Selling employers the business case for racial equality

first_img Previous Article Next Article Gurbux Singh’s appointment as chairman of the CRE comes at a time of a big shake-up in race discrimination law. While enforcing this law is one challenge for the commission, the other is to change the attitudes of employers. Dominique Hammond reports.Gurbux Singh, the new chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality, is only two weeks into the job.He has joined at a hectic time as he witnesses the most far reaching changes to race discrimination laws, since the Race Relations Act was passed in 1976, being pushed through Parliament. It is likely to be law by the summer.Step changeThe changes will place a duty on all public sector employers to actively promote racial equality for the first time and give the CRE new enforcement powers to police the law. The practical details are still being worked on, but Singh sees the amendments – which the CRE lobbied hard for – as a major step forward in race relations in the workplace. They will also herald a change of focus at the CRE as it gets to grips with its new powers and reassesses its priorities.Announcing the Race Relations (Amendment) Bill at the beginning of the year, Home Secretary Jack Straw said the Government is “committed to achieving a step change in race equality in this country”.Singh, who sat on the Home Secretary’s Race Relations Forum, in his former role as chief executive of Haringey Council, believes that enshrining in statute the duty to promote equality could indeed signal a major transformation. Particularly as its scope is so vast – covering the public sector and its supplier organisations.But Singh is aware that for legislation to be effective employers need explicit information about compliance and regulators the power to enforce.“It is one thing placing a duty but another to specify the sorts of steps they have to take to get there,” he says. He wants the Government to provide detailed guidance that would require employers to set recruitment targets and to monitor them. They would report annually on their progress and the CRE would have the power to ask the courts to issue enforcement notices against organisations failing to make progress.Target cynicismEmployers are ambivalent about targets, recognising their usefulness but also their shortcomings. Rita Sammons, HR director at Hampshire County Council, said they can be useful as long as they are realistic and reflect the local circumstances of each employer.“My anxiety would be that it is very difficult to have an across-the-board figure,” she said. “Local authorities perform a massive range of jobs in a massive range of environments and there is also an issue about the number of people qualified to do a specific job.”But she added that individual targets are being set by some authorities because Best Value requires them to reflect the community they are serving, in the workforce.Francesca Okosi, HR director at the London Borough of Brent, said, “I am sceptical because people can cynically work to a figure but not really change the culture of an organisation. We have had a very bad record at Brent in the past. We have worked very hard to raise the profile of diversity in a way that is inclusive of all staff. Diversity has to become part of the culture. It is important to have some benchmarks to work towards but it has got to be within a context.”Extended powersSingh agrees that there is more to improving diversity than forcing people to meet targets, but he is adamant that to make real progress, there has to be clear requirements set out in law. That is why he would like to see the law extended to cover the private sector.“There is a stronger case in the public sector because we are talking about the use of public money,” he said. “I don’t think the environment is right at the moment for extending this further. It needs to be approached in sizeable chunks. But the principle must be that in the longer term there should be a formal duty in place across all sectors.“There was a piece of research carried out among employers recently and one of the findings was that employers only take things seriously if they are required to do it by law. Legislation is the best way of forcing people to act.”Singh does not believe that it works in isolation. One of the changes he is keen to introduce to the CRE is closer working with employers to give them practical help. The CRE will produce guidance for employers on the new law, but it also wants to take a proactive role in getting employers to address race equality.He refers to research by the TUC that shows that unemployment rates among people from ethnic minorities in London, Manchester and the West Midlands are at 17 to 20 per cent compared to 6 to 7 per cent for white people.“We need to do much more to sell the business case around employing people from ethnic minorities,” he said. “The business case is that you want the best people and if you are discriminating against certain groups then you are denying yourself access to some of the best people. If you ask people do you want the white doctor, the black doctor or the best doctor, people want the best doctor.”Partnership workBuilding on schemes such as the Leadership Challenge, where chief executives and directors commit to promoting race equality in their companies and the Race for Opportunity, are seen as priorities. Singh also wants to work more closely with the British Chambers of Commerce and the CBI.Having a helpline and officers with expertise on setting up effective policies would be helpful to employers, said Dominic Johnson, head of employee relations at the CBI, but only if they are independent from the litigation arm.“What the commission needs to address is the sense employers have that if they approach it with a problem, instead of getting help, they may find themselves on the wrong end of an investigation,” he said.“More progress will be made if the commission thinks first about education, then conciliation, and only when those options have been exhausted looks at litigation. That way employers will perceive it as supporting their efforts rather than supporting litigation against them.”Francesca Okosi agreed that the CRE needs to be more proactive and less reactive. “We approached the CRE last year when we recognised we had a problem. They helped us pull together our action plan and had some useful information about good practice in other authorities, but they could be more proactive,” she said.“The tendency has been to approach organisations when they are in trouble. That puts them in a position of being in conflict with the employer, and that puts the employer on the defensive. I would prefer that they are advising and supporting organisations before they get to that point.”Future agendaReviewing the CRE’s work and its priorities will be Singh’s first job. Another area he believes needs more emphasis is lobbying Government to ensure that race is considered in every major policy development. How much regulating, advising, raising awareness and lobbying it does will depend on the details of the legislation, as only then will the commission know exactly what its role will be and what powers it will have. “This will have serious implications for the work of the CRE. We welcome the new enforcement duty, but we will have to look very carefully at our priorities and our agenda for the future,” he said.www.cre.gov.uk www.homeoffice.gov.uk/leg.htmRace Relations (Amendments) Bill: in briefThe Bill published in December last year will extend the 1976 Race Relations Act. It will place a statutory duty on public bodies to promote race equality both within their organisations and through service delivery, meaning it will affect private sector contractors providing services.How this will be done is not yet known but the Home Office has said there will be specific duties that employers will have to undertake. The other change is that organisations previously excluded from provisions which prohibit indirect discrimination, will be brought within the scope of the law. Those bodies include:Policing – all aspects of criminal investigation, arrest, bail, detentionPrisons – allocation, discipline, punishment, search of visitorsImmigration – regulation of entry, detention, asylum decisions, prosecution, deportationCustoms – search, seizure, collection of duty, prosecutionCriminal justice – prosecution, probationLocal authority enforcement powers – private landlords, street trading, environmental health, child protectionHealth and Safety Executive – inspection and enforcementCompulsory detention under the Mental Health ActInland Revenue – collection and enforcement A Home Office spokesperson said the Bill is likely to become law by the summer. Comments are closed. Selling employers the business case for racial equalityOn 30 May 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more