By Katie Anderson and Hannah Thompson
Almost half of Brits (45%) disagree with the idea of introducing female quotas on the boards of London Stock Exchange companies, our poll has found.
- 45% do not support quotas to get more women onto the boards of large financial companies.
- 30% agree with gender quotas, while a further 25% aren’t sure either way.
- 57% of men think that having minimum quotas of women on London Stock Exchange companies isn’t a good idea (21% support quotas).
- Compared to a third (33%) of women who oppose the measures (and 38% who support the idea).
The issue of gender quotas has been a subject for renewed discussion in the past few weeks, as a Government inquiry into male boardroom dominance has recommended that FTSE 100 companies aim for a 25% female boardroom presence by 2015. The report stopped short of advising in favour of compulsory quotas, however.