Equality and Human Rights News

Welcome to the website of the Equality and Diversity Forum, a national network of equality and human rights organisations. This website brings together a wide range of equality and human rights information and resources provided by EDF and other organisations.

New ministers for women and equalities

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On 9 April, Sajid Javid MP was appointed Minister for Equalities and the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP was appointed Minister for Women.
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Government announcement: ‘New cuts to red tape’ and new Regulators’ Code

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On 6 April 214, the Government announced the implementation of a series of measures in response to issues raised by business, including through the Red Tape Challenge.
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EHRC Business Plan for 2014/15

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On 2 April 014, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published its Business Plan for 2014/15.
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EHRC draft guidance on age discrimination legislation

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The EHRC consultation on its draft guidance covering legislation banning age discrimination against people using public or private services runs until 2 May 2014.
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Work and Pensions Committee report on the ‘Bedroom Tax’

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The 'Bedroom Tax' and the household Benefit Cap are causing financial hardship to vulnerable people, according to a Work and Pensions Committee report.
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NGO manifestos for the European elections

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The Social Platform - the platform of European Social NGOs - has published information about its members campaigns for the European elections in May 2014.
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Statistician’s recommendation on ‘The census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales’

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The National Statistician's recommendation on 'The census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales' was published on 27 March 2014.
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EHRC guidance on the Marriage (Same Sex Couple) Act

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In March 2014, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published guidance on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.
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EDF briefing on proposed changes to Judicial Review

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In March 2014, EDF published a briefing for the Committee Stage of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill on the implications for access to justice of the proposed changes to judicial review.
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NGO briefings and resources on the Immigration Bill

A number of EDF members and NGO observers are concerned about the human rights and equalities impacts of the Immigration Bill and are coordinating responses to the proposals.
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