Equality and Human Rights News

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Government consultation: Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting

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On 12 February 2016, the Minister for Women and Equalities launched a second gender pay gap consultation that seeks views on the draft gender pay transparency regulations.
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Government proposal for university ‘transparency duty’

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In January 2016, the Prime Minister announced plans to require universities to publish statistical data on admissions by gender, class and ethnic background.
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Equality and Human Rights Commission – Is Britain Fairer?

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The most comprehensive review ever carried out on progress towards greater equality and human rights protection in Britain was published in October 2015 with further reviews on Wales and Scotland published subsequently.
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Call for submissions: parliamentary hearing on appointment of EHRC Chair

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In advance of a joint hearing in March 2016, the Joint Committee on Human Rights welcomes submissions on the effectiveness of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the role of its Chair (deadline Thursday 18 February 2016).
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Equality Duty case law – new case summaries

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The Equality and Diversity Forum's Public Sector Equality Duty microsite was updated in February 2016 with a number of recent cases interpreting how the Duty is implemented.
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Cloisters: The European Accessibility Act

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Leading equality and human rights barristers from Cloisters chambers give a monthly practical insight into key legal developments.
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Immigration Bill and NHS charging proposals

The Immigration Bill 2015-2016 was published in September 2015. A consultation on extending charging for overseas visitors and migrants who use the NHS closes on 7 March 2016.
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Women and Equalities Committee report on transgender equality

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There is still a long way to go to ensure equality for transgender people, despite welcome progress, says a report published in January 2016 by the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee.
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Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission ‘State of the Nation 2015’ report

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The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission published its annual State of the Nation Report in December 2015.
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Solutions for Equality and Growth – report and resources

This report and resources are part of the Solutions for Equality and Growth project run by Citizens Advice in partnership with the Equality and Diversity Forum and seven Citizens Advice Bureaux.
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EHRC report on access to civil law justice

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'Equality, human rights and access to civil law justice: A literature review' was published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission in October 2015.
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EDF guidance for the voluntary sector on the Equality Act, the PSED and ‘due regard’

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EDF published leaflets to help VCS organisations use the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty in their work.
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Charles’ story: Who cares…when they don’t even know your name?

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Equally Ours has partnered with Age UK to make this film because we need people to talk about human rights for older people.
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