Ali Harris, our Chief Executive, gave evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee – and called for mapping of equality, diversity and human rights issues across government on the impact of Brexit.
The House of Commons Justice Committee published its report on courts and tribunals fees in June 2016; the Government then responded in November 2016. The Committee has arranged to take oral evidence from Sir Oliver Heald QC MP, Minister of State for Courts and Justice, in a one-off evidence session on Wednesday 14 December at 4.00pm, to discuss the Government Response.
The Fabian Society is providing the secretariat to Lord Willy Bach’s Commission on Access to Justice, which will explore establishing access to justice as a fundamental public entitlement. The deadline for submissions passed in May 2016. In November 2016 the Commission published an interim report, ‘The crisis in the justice system in England & Wales’.
The Equality and Diversity Forum launched their strategy for 2016-2020, ‘Key to all our futures’, in July 2016. The strategy sets out what the EDF intends to do to help bring about positive change.
In June 2016, the EDF Research Network and the Centre for Research on Law, Equality and Diversity held a seminar to discuss ‘Raising the bar on equality and fair treatment at work’.
The Equality and Diversity Forum produced a briefing on the European Union in April 2016, in anticipation of the referendum on the issue on 23 June 2016.
Nicky Hawkins reflects on how we use language when terrible things happen. This week, as the full horror of Hillsborough and the systematic cover-up by the authorities is finally laid bare, I am struck by the inadequacy of the words we have and the words that are used to talk about it. We struggle to describe …
EDF is inviting VCS organisations to include their details on EDF’s online directory of organisations to help signpost members of the public and practitioners to their services.
In March 2016, the Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF) published a response to the government consultation on gender pay transparency reporting and regulations.
The Equality and Diversity Forum published a response to the government consultation on NHS charging proposals for non-EU citizens in March 2016.