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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Training

Request date: 20 December 2022

This version was printed or saved on: 24 June 2024

Online version: https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/about-us/freedomofinformation/equality-diversity-and-inclusion-training

Request

Dear Sir,

Please advise:

  1. How many staff (as measured by full-time equivalents) do you employ to work on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)?
  2. What was your spending on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) for the financial year 2021/22 and what is the budget for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the current financial year?
  3. What was your spending on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) training for the financial year 2021/22 and what is the budget for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) training in the current financial year?
  4. How many staff working days do you estimate were lost from regular work due to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) training for the financial year 2021/22 and what is your estimate of staff working days that will be lost from regular work due to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) training during the current financial year?

Response

Dear REDACTED

Thank you for your request which has been processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

The Gambling Commissions responses to your enquiries are as follows:

How many staff (as measured by full-time equivalents) do you employ to work on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)?

1 FTE dedicated with additional time from other resources

What was your spending on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) for the financial year 2021/22 and what is the budget for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the current financial year?

Financial year 2021/22 budget for EDI was £3,500 Financial year 2022/23 spend for EDI £31,000

What was your spending on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) training for the financial year 2021/22 and what is the budget for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) training in the current financial year?

Spend in financial year 2021/22 was not specifically recorded as EDI related. £8,505 spent on eLearning through learning management system which included EDI courses (as well as many other topics).

Financial year 2022/23 budget for EDI: £13,505

How many staff working days do you estimate were lost from regular work due to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) training for the financial year 2021/22 and what is your estimate of staff working days that will be lost from regular work due to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) training during the current financial year?

Training days incurred 2021/22: 104 days Training days lost 2022/23: 81.5 days

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