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RICS support ethnicity pay gap reporting across UK construction & real estate advisory firms

Construction may have disappeared from the list of top 10 occupations for young people, but the government’s proposals to implement ethnicity pay gap legislation have been welcomed by RICS in helping construction and professional services firms identify any actions needed to create a more inclusive workforce. Last month [September 2018], the construction sector fell to 12th position on the list of top jobs for people aged 22 to 29 (according to the Office for National Statistics). This is despite salaries for UK property professionals increasing in 2018, to a 10-year high with graduates in the sector earning on average £25,000-£30,000 a year. In a new move by the government to ensure equal o

DCS Members support CBRE MCN Annual Conference - #BHM 2018

Following the success of the CBRE Multicultural Network’s [MCN] inaugural conference in 2017, CBRE are proud to host an evening of animated debate on cultural diversity in the workplace followed by drinks and 'live' entertainment. Justin Carty MRICS, Vice Chair of DiverseCity Surveyors founded the CBRE MCN in May 2016 following a dire need to engage with and tap into the eclectic mix of talent and diverse potential within and across the CBRE business. His commendable effort has culminated in the unwavering support from his sponsor, Mr Clarence Dixon. A year ago today, the DCS Board delivered a landmark launch of the DCS network, kindly hosted by the RICS at their London HQ over in Parliament

DCS achievements in recognition of Black History Month, 2018

It should be noted that October [in the UK] during the calendar year, has been recognised as a point of reflection for many in the black community, since 1987. Of late there has been a concerted effort by the RICS to identify with the myriad and not so well documented achievement of Black surveyors. The RICS has made mention of Benjamin Banneker [here] noting his commendable achievements in Washington DC, which although rare and largely unknown, should be celebrated as the global surveying profession continues to grow. Another up and coming surveyor who has achieved some publicity this month [here], is our very own DCS Board Member, Arnold Musisi who took time out of his increasingly busy sc

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