Charities slide down list of gay-friendly employers

Top-placed charity Nacro drops four places; Citizens Advice and Barnardo's also lose ground

Charities have moved down the annual list of the UK's most gay-friendly employers published by gay rights charity Stonewall.

Crime reduction charity Nacro has fallen from top of the list two years ago to joint ninth this year, although it is still the highest-placed charity. It came fifth last year.

Citizens Advice, which was 24th two years ago, has tumbled from 37th in 2009 to 88th this time around.

Barnardo's, which was 98th last year, does not feature in this year's top 100.

However, Victim Support entered the list at 92 and employment support charity the Shaw Trust has risen from 94th two years ago to 41st this year.

A spokesman for Stonewall said competition in this year's event was higher than ever and the minimum score to win a place in the top 100 was 10 per cent higher than in 2009.

A total of 352 employers took part in the exercise, up from 317 last year.

Technology giant IBM took the top position in the list, which featured five police forces in the top 20.


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