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Hampton-Alexander review publishes latest figures for women on boards

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03 Jul 2018

The Hampton-Alexander review has published latest figures for women on boards which indicate that whilst there are “more women than ever” on the boards of the UK’s largest companies, there is still “some way to go” to meet the targets it has set for 33% women on FTSE 350 boards by the end of 2020.

The figures indicate that “if progress matches the same gains made over the last three years, then FTSE 100 companies are on track to meet the 2020 target”. However further progress is needed in the FTSE 350 which the Hampton-Alexander review indicates may “fall short”. In order to achieve the 33% target, the review indicates that “around 40% of all appointments need to go to women in the next two years for the FTSE 350”.

Figures published reveal:

  • FTSE 100 is at 29% up from 27.7% in October.
  • FTSE 250 is at 23.6% up from 22.8% in October.
  • FTSE 350 is at 25.5% up from 24.5% in October.
  • There are 10 FTSE all-male boards.

The 2018 Hampton-Alexander report will be published in November following on from the 2017 report.

Further details are available on the BEIS website.

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