Buckingham Palace Refuses To Release Figures On Disabled Staff

By John Pring in Disability News Service.

Buckingham Palace has refused to publish figures showing how many of its employees are disabled people, despite publishing similar figures for minority ethnic staff.

The royal household’s annual report and accounts, published last week, show that 8.5 per cent of its 499 employees were from ethnic minorities, as of 31 December 2020, with a target of 10 per cent for March 2022.

But there are no similar figures for disabled staff, or for staff with other characteristics protected under the Equality Act, such as LGBT people or women.

The figures relate to staff working for the Queen, rather than those employed by other royals, such as the Prince of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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