Equality and Human Rights News

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Consultation on ‘A new Magna Carta?’

HousesofParliament

In July 2014, Parliament launched a major consultation into the shape of our democracy today. It runs until January 2015.
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Cabinet reshuffle July 2014

gov.uk

The Prime Minister announced new ministerial appointments in July 2014, including the appointment of Nicky Morgan as Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities.
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APPG Women in Parliament Inquiry 2014: ‘Improving Parliament’

HousesofParliament

'Improving Parliament. Creating a better and more representative House' was launched in July 2014 by the APPG for Women in Parliament.
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Review of survivor benefits in pension schemes and TUC campaign

In June 2014, the Government announced a review of the differences in benefits for survivors in occupational pension schemes and the TUC launched an e-petition calling for a change in the law.
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EDF and EDF Research Network seminar on ‘Using behaviour change insights to improve equality outcomes’

EDFRN

On 18 June 2014, EDF and EDF Research Network held a seminar on 'Using behaviour change insights to improve equality outcomes'.
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Equally Ours launch – the Everyday Rights film series

Equally-Ours

In July 2014 Equally Ours launched the Everyday Rights film series.
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EHRC: ‘Fair Financial Decision-Making Progress Report’

EHRC

A report published by the EHRC sets out further steps that need to be taken by the government to ensure that financial decision making is as fair as possible by taking account of the impact on different groups of people.
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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill – have your say

gov.uk

The House of Commons Public Bill Committee is inviting anyone with relevant expertise and experience or a special interest in the Bill to submit written evidence before 6 November 2014.
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Consultation on Scottish Independence Bill and interim constitution

The Scottish Government

The Scottish Government is consulting on the Scottish Independence Bill and draft interim constitution until 20 October 2014.
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Commission guidance for public bodies on the Human Rights Act

EHRC

In June 2014, the EHRC published updated guidance to help public bodies understand how the Human Rights Act can help them improve public services for everyone.
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