The government should address the under-representation of British Muslims in top professions by passing legislation to make job applications anonymous, a thinktank has said.

Only 16% of British Muslims are in senior roles, fewer people than any other religious group, and compared with a UK average of 30% of people in such roles, according to the Rising to the Top report published by Demos on Friday.

Overall, Muslims are also disproportionately more likely to be unemployed and economically inactive, and have the lowest female participation rate of all religious groups.

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