On 23 May 2012 the Government published its Social Mobility Strategy entitled ‘Opening Doors, Breaking Barriers: A Strategy for Social Mobility’.
In May 2012, the European Parliament urged the European Commission to improve existing EU legislation to close the gender pay gap, including stricter sanctions on employers.
On 15 May 2012, the Government published a statement on the Equalities Red Tape Challenge and its response to the consultation on reform of the EHRC.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission published its formal assessment of the Government’s 2010 Spending Review in May 2012.
The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act was passed on 1 May 2012.
On 24 April 2012, the House of Commons debated the Equality and Human Rights Commission, including the impact of cuts to the organisation’s annual budget.
The Secretary of State for Justice announced plans to reform the European Court of Human Rights at the Brighton Conference in April 2012.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published its Strategic plan for 2012-2015 on 27 March 2012.
The Council of Europe has created a new drafting group to develop an instrument for promoting older people’s human rights.
In March 2012, the Government published a new planning policy for traveller sites and the final equality impact assessment for the new policy.