These are the top 100 UK employers for LGBT people

Law and finance jobs came out on top in the 2017 rankings

Lloyds Banking Group are the most inclusive employer in the UK, according to a 2017 Workplace Equality Index.

The list, released by leading LGBT charity Stonewall, was also topped by other banks such as J.P. Morgan, as well as law firms like Pinsent Masons and Clifford Chance. The legal sector made up half of the top 10.

Also featured in the top 10 were British security service MI5, the National Assembly for Wales and the Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service.

The top five were indicative of a surge in inclusiveness in the financial sector, with companies like KPMG, RBS and PwC all taking places in the top 20.

Elsewhere in the top 100, universities like Cardiff, Manchester and Birmingham featured, as well as the House of Commons, the Army and the Royal Navy.

Stonewall, who published their report this morning, noted that one in eight LGB respondents would not feel comfortable disclosing their sexual orientation to any managers or senior colleagues.

Furthermore, one in five trans employees wouldn’t feel comfortable disclosing their gender identity to any colleagues.

The list was compiled from submissions to the Workplace Equality Index, a benchmarking tool used by employers to assess their achievements and progress on LGBT equality in the workplace.

Interestingly, no media companies are featured in the top 100 – and “technology, retail and leisure and arts are all underrepresented.”

António Horta Osório, Group Chief Executive of Lloyds Banking Group, said: “We are honoured to be recognised by Stonewall as the leading employer for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

“Lloyds Banking Group is committed to supporting diversity in its workforce so that we can harness all of the qualities and talents of our colleagues to achieve our aim of helping Britain prosper.”

Here’s the full list:

1 – Lloyds Banking Group

2 – Pinsent Masons

3 – J.P. Morgan

4 – Clifford Chance

5 – MI5

5 – National Assembly for Wales

7 – Baker McKenzie

8 – Berwin Leighton Paisner

8  – Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service

10 – Norton Rose Fulbright

10 – KPMG

12 – Tower Hamlets Homes

13 – Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service

13 – RBS

15 – Leicestershire Police

16 – Cheshire Police

17 – Dentons

17 – Hogan Lovells

19 – PwC

20 – MI6

20 – Police Scotland

20 – Victim Support

23  – Cardiff University

24 – Herbert Smith Freehills

25 – ASDA

25 – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

26 – Welsh Government

28 – House of Commons

28 – Touchstone

28 – Your Homes Newcastle

31 – Citi

31 – CMS Cameron McKenna

31 – The Co-operative Group

31 – Swansea University

35 – Nottinghamshire Police

36 – DWF

36 – Leicestershire City Council

38 – Newcastle City Council

39 – Aviva

39 – De Montfort University

41 – Manchester Metropolitan University

41 – University of Manchester

43 – K&L Gates

43 – London Borough of Tower Hamlets

43 – St Andrew’s Healthcare

43 – St Mungo’s

47 – Environment Agency

48 – Fujitsu

49 – Cleary Gottleib Steen & Hamilton

50 – Scottish Government

51 – BP

51 – Bury Council

51 – Macquarie

51 – Nottinghamshire County Council

51 – Office for National Statistics

51 – Teesside University

57 – Essex Community Rehabilitation Company

58 – Financial Conduct Authority

58 – Travers Smith

60 – North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust

60 – The Riverside Group

60 – Vision West Nottinghamshire College

63 – Golden Jubilee Foundation

63 – Wolverhampton Homes

65 – Hampshire Constabulary

65 – Sheffield City Council

67 – Thomson Reuters

68 – Barnardo’s

69 – Eversheds

70 – Land Registry

70 – Slaughter and May

72 – BNP Paribas UK

72 – Newham College of Further Education

74 – EDF Energy

75 – Cheshire West and Chester Council

75 – GCHQ

75 – Reed Smith

75 – University of Birmingham

79 – Sussex Police

80 – L&Q

80 – Metropolitan

82 – Birmingham City Council

82 – Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

82 – Royal Navy

82 – University of Greenwich

86 – National Crime Agency

87 – HSBC Bank

88 – University of Sheffield

89 – Credit Suisse

89 – Nottingham City Homes

89 – Tate

89 – York St John University

93 – Circle Housing Group

93 – The Open University

95 – Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

95 – Leeds Beckett University

95 – Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

98 – BNP Paribas Personal Finance (Laser UK)

99 – The Army

99 – Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service

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