Positive action for meaningful change

newsboxThe Scottish Government has today called for further powers to deliver at least 40 per cent female representation on public boards.

In a letter to the Department of Culture Media and Sports, Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Equalities Shona Robison calls for the transfer of competence for Equalities legislation so that Scotland can “take definitive positive action that will lead to meaningful change in boardrooms”.

The Government has proposed action in an independent Scotland, backed by legislation if necessary, to achieve 40 per cent female representation on boards.

And the Government recently consulted on how, if Scotland had the powers to introduce gender quotas, these would be implemented in practice.

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