BME people make up a disproportionate number of key workers
Across key worker roles, BME groups make up 14% of the workforce, including health and social care, transport, education, and other key public services. That’s compared to 11% of non-key workers who are BME. In health and social care, BME groups make up 19% of the UK workforce, compared with only 11% of non-key workers. Black/ African/ Black British and Caribbean groups make up 2.7% of non-key workers in the UK but account for 7.1% of the health and social care workforce.