On 5 June 2010, the Government announced a Review on poverty and life chances.
The Coalition Programme for Government was published in May 2010 and contains a section on equalities.
On 8 April 2010, the Equality Bill received royal assent.
On 31 March 2010, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted a recommendation on measures to combat discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity.
In November 2009, the UK was found by the European Commission to have incorrectly implemented two EU Equality Directives.
In December 2009, the Office for Disability Issues (ODI) published a strategic document that describes how government departments will work together to achieve disability equality by 2025.
On 10 October 2009, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) set out its plan to preserve the rights in the Human Rights Act and to protect and promote respect for human rights principles.
On 2 April 2009, the European Parliament voted in favour of a new directive to prevent discrimination in the provision of goods and services.
On 5 March 2009, the European Court of Justice published its ruling on the challenge to the UK’s compulsory retirement age.
In February 2009, the Equality and Human Rights Commission received formal notification of accreditation from the United Nations (UN) as a National Human Rights Institute (NHRI).