In January 2013, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills published ‘The business case for equality and diversity. A survey of the academic literature’.
In January 2013, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published guidance and a research report on pre-employment questionnaires.
In December 2012, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Race and Community published its report on ethnic minority female unemployment following its inquiry into the issue.
Real progress on the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) has been made but pace and scope of improvements has been slower than hoped. These are part of Professor Malcolm Harrington’s findings in his Independent Review of the Work Capability Assessment – Year Three.
A taskforce set up by the EHRC has helped lead to improvements in employees’ treatment in the meat and poultry processing industry.
Research commissioned by Trust for London shows that more than half of employees felt more positive about their workplace after the Living Wage was introduced.
In 2012, the Single Parent Action Network published ‘Participatory Research Report in Bristol — A Longitudinal Qualitative Study of the Journeys of Single Parents on Jobseekers’ Allowance’.
‘Fair Access to Professional Careers: a Progress Report’ was published by the Cabinet Office in May 2012.
In May 2012, the Equality and Human Rights Commission published ‘Gender Diversity on Boards: The Appointment Process and the Role of Executive Search Firms’.
The EHRC policy report, ‘The perfect partnership – Workplace solutions for disabled people and business’, was published in May 2012.