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SRA sends final reminder that the deadline for submitting workforce diversity data is fast approaching

The SRA is contacting firms this week who have not submitted their workforce diversity data on line, to do so as soon as possible to comply with the deadline of 31 January. 

To date only 3,954 firms have complied with the requirement despite repeated reminders being sent out since last July when the online exercise first opened.

The annual exercise requires firms to:

  • collect diversity data on their firm's workforce profile and
  • report their aggregated data to the SRA using the new online reporting facility through mySRA

By 31 January 2014, and

  • publish a summary of the data collected annually.

Mehrunnisa Lalani, the SRA’s Director of Inclusion, said: "With just three weeks to go, we are urging firms to complete their survey as soon as possible - or face regulatory action for non-compliance.

"We have put a lot of guidance of our website including a sample questionnaire that firms can use; a quick guide; a user guide; guidance on how to complete the questionnaire on my SRA, as well as a helpful questions and answers section. In addition there is a troubleshooting guide for any firms having IT issues.

"If firms are still having problems, they can email us at"

Once the information has been collated, the SRA will publish a report providing information on the legal workforce in England and Wales, using anonymised aggregated data.


Note to editors

Firms can refer to a range of help on the SRA's website, including: