The Social Mobility Commission has a vital role to play in “[putting] the Government’s feet to the fire” – but changes need to be made.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched a December 2017 inquiry following Grenfell fire.
The Scottish Government has published a July 2017 consultation paper asking for views on how public authorities can meet the requirements of the new socio-economic duty.
Published in April 2017, the aim of the Work and Pensions Committee’s report on victims of modern slavery (pdf), is to begin with the Government, the development of stage two of their country’s counter-slavery policy that builds on the 2015 legislative framework.
The Ministry of Justice has launched a consultation on proposals to provide more support with employment tribunal fees for people on lower incomes. The consultation closes on 14 March 2017.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Mobility published their report ‘The class ceiling: Increasing access to the leading professions’ in January 2017. This report summarised the APPG’s inquiry on access into leading professions and made recommendations.
The House of Commons Select Committee on Women and Equalities (WESC) published a report on employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK in July 2016, making 17 recommendations to tackle disadvantage in this area. The Government responded in December 2016.
The Women and Equalities Committee has launched an inquiry to look at the inequalities experienced by Gypsies, Roma and Travellers, the effectiveness of policymaking, and what action the Government can take to tackle the inequalities. The committee is particularly keen to hear directly from Gypsies, Roma and Travellers about their own experiences. The deadline for written submissions is Friday 27 January 2017.
The Institute for Public Policy Research launched a Commission on Economic Justice in November 2016. The Commission will last for two years, publishing its final report in autumn 2018.
The government is to undertake a full public consultation on the issue of caste and the Equality Act 2010. A key aim of the consultation will be to obtain the views of the public on whether additional measures are needed to ensure victims of caste discrimination have appropriate legal protection and effective remedies under the 2010 Equality Act.