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.
In March 2012, the EHRC announced that it is no longer able to proceed with plans for further statutory codes of practice on the Public Sector Equality Duty.
From February 2012, the EHRC will be assessing the information published by relevant public authorities as part of EHRC’s monitoring and enforcement work on the equality duty.
In September 2011, EDF produced a briefing on the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011 for the House of Lords debate on 6 September 2011.
On 6 December 2010, the Fawcett Society was refused permission to challenge the legality of the government’s emergency budget.
On 21 October 2008 the All Party Parliamentary Group on Equalities held a meeting on ‘A New Equality Duty for All’.
On 18 May 2007, the Equality and Diversity Forum held a seminar ‘Delivering Equality: Towards an Integrated Public Sector Duty’.
EDF held a seminar on 8 May 2006 discussing the Commission for Equality and Human Rights’ duty to promote ‘good relations’ between members of different groups across society.
This seminar considered the implications of replacing the existing duties with a single positive duty to promote equality covering age, religion and belief and sexual orientation in addition to the existing grounds.
In February 2004, EDF hosted a seminar to launch a report titled ‘taking equal opportunities seriously: the extension of positive duties to promote equality’ by Colm O’Cinneide.