The Commission will in 2013 report on the application of the two anti-discrimination directives (Directive 2000/43/EC on Racial Equality and Directive 2000/78/EC on Employment Equality).
The Representation of the People (Members’ Job Share) Bill aims to introduce job sharing for MPs
The ESF-Age Network consists of public authorities from 16 EU-member states and regions.
On 12 November 2012, the British Academy Policy Centre, EDF and the EDF Research Network held a seminar about recent human rights developments in the UK.
On 14 November 2012, the European Commission proposed EU legislation to accelerate progress towards a better gender balance on the corporate boards of European companies.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance’s General Policy Recommendation no. 14 on combating racism and racial discrimination in employment was issued in September 2012.
The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 was passed in March 2012 and comes into force in January 2013.
The ban on age discrimination in the provision of services came into force on 1 October 2012.
In September 2012, the Cabinet Office updated its Procurement Pledge to support the role of the voluntary and community sector.
The European Commission has written to the BHA to say it will investigate whether UK legislation around state funded ‘faith’ schools breaches European employment laws in relation to religion or belief discrimination.