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Lloyds Banking Group sets target to double representation of senior colleagues with disabilities

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  • 12/04/2023
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Lloyds Banking Group sets target to double representation of senior colleagues with disabilities
Lloyds Banking Group has announced it wants to double the number of senior colleagues in the business by 2025.

Currently, six per cent of its senior colleagues have a disability, which is defined as someone with a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial or long-term impact on their ability to do daily activities. 

The group wants to increase this to 12 per cent. 

It will also improve the working environment and experience for its colleagues with disabilities to help it reach this target. 

This will include making the recruitment process more accessible and inclusive, making use of graduate and apprenticeship schemes and supporting colleagues with development programmes. Lloyds Banking Group will also improve the accessibility of its offices and technology, as well as develop the skills of its employees. 

This initiative comes after recent data from the Office for National Statistics showed that half of the people with disabilities in the UK were not in paid work, which is double the rate of the rest of the working population. 

It also follows other programmes to improve diversity and inclusion within the group such as its 2014 commitment to increase the number of women in senior roles and the target to recruit more black, Asian and minority ethnic colleagues which was announced in 2018. 

Charlie Nunn, CEO of Lloyds Banking Group, said: “Today’s announcement to double the representation of colleagues with disabilities in senior management roles demonstrates our commitment to become more inclusive, and we will continue to challenge ourselves to be a more accessible, supportive and inclusive place to work.” 

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