Liberal Democrats have set out plans to outlaw caste discrimination, overhaul stop and search powers and tackle the BAME pay gap.
The announcement comes as the party releases its BAME manifesto.
Other measures outlined in the document include:
- Building on the coalition’s BAME Access to Finance report to identify ways to encourage more BAME applicants to apply for finance and set up small businesses.
- Encouraging businesses to ensure at least one place on their board is filled by a BAME candidate.
- Maintain funding for people to develop and improve English language skills to enable them to fulfill their potential.
- Challenge discrimination in the criminal justice system by boosting police recruitment from BAME groups and conducting a full review of the causes of the over-representation of BAME individuals in the criminal justice system.
For the other 2015 general election manifesto documents, and indeed for past manifestos too, see my Liberal Democrat general election manifesto archive.