Chambers is then required to publish an anonymised summary of the diversity data provided. “Diversity data” means information relating to the following characteristics in respect of an individual:
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Race (including ethnic or national origins, colour or nationality)
- Religion or belief (including lack of belief)
- Sexual Orientation
The provision of diversity data is optional, and such data is not collected or published without the respondents’ consent. All published data is anonymised. In addition, where there is a real risk that individuals could be identified from anonymised data in respect of any characteristic, no data is published unless all affected individuals consent.
The most recent set of diversity data was collected to 25 January 2021, and the summary was published here on 23 February 2021.