The SRA has contacted firms this week who have not yet submitted their workforce diversity data on line.
The data is due on the 31 January and to date only 3,954 firms have complied with the requirement.
Repeated reminders have been 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
– report their aggregated data to the SRA using the new online reporting facility through mySRA
– publish a summary of the data collected annually.
Mehrunnisa Lalani, SRA, 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 [email protected].“
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.