Equality and Human Rights News

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Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission report: ‘Elitist Britain?’

This report from the Commission on Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission suggest that Britain is 'deeply elitist'.
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EHRC call for evidence on religion or belief in the workplace and service delivery

EHRC

In August 2014, the EHRC launched a call for evidence on religion or belief in the workplace and service delivery. All contributions should be made before 14 October 2014.
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Launch of ‘Best Use of Stop and Search scheme’

gov.uk

On 26 August 2014, Home Secretary Theresa May officially launched a new scheme to reform police use of stop and search powers.
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Government consultation on zero hours contracts and exclusivity clauses

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In August 2014, BIS launched a consultation on 'Zero Hours Employment Contracts. Banning Exclusivity Clauses: Tackling Avoidance'. It closes on 3 November 2014.
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EHRC report on employment practices in the cleaning sector

EHRC

In August 2014, the EHRC published the report of a project examining employment practices in the cleaning sector in England, Scotland and Wales.
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Consultation: review of the EHRC Strategic Plan

EHRC

The EHRC's consultation on the statutory review of its Strategic Plan closes on 12 November 2014.
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EHRC report: Cumulative Impact Assessment

EHRC

In July 2014, the EHRC published 'Cumulative Impact Assessment: A Research Report by Landman Economics and the NIESR for the Equality and Human Rights Commission'.
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Government measures to tackle female genital mutilation and forced marriage

gov.uk

The Government announced new measures to protect girls from female genital mutilation and child, early and forced marriage at the Girl Summit on 22 July 2014.
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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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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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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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