ERNST & YOUNG has been named the most gay-friendly accountancy employer for the third year in a row, by the Stonewall Workplace Equity Index.
Ernst & Young came third in the 2011 national benchmark survey by lobbying group and charity Stonewall.
The only other accountancy firm to make the list, Deloitte, placed 90th, a dramatic fall from its ranking of 39th last year.
HM Revenue & Customs broke into the list’s top ten, having clawed its way up the rankings over the last three years. In 2009 it managed to gain a 50th position, in 2010 it rose slightly to 45th, but 2011 sees the taxman climb to the 8th spot.
Scott Halliday, E&Y’s UK and Ireland managing partner, said: “To have been benchmarked as one of the UK’s most diverse and inclusive organisations for the third successive year is a huge achievement and recognises the importance of creating a work environment where our people are able to be themselves.
“We want Ernst & Young to be a place where all our people have the potential to thrive and succeed.”
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