Government Equality Strategy announcement

On 2 December 2010, the Government published its Equality Strategy and announced that the Government Equalities Office will become a unit of the Home Office rather than a standalone department. The Strategy ‘sets out our vision for a strong, modern and fair Britain. It is built on two principles of equality – equal treatment and equal opportunity. This means building a society where no one is held back because of who they are, or where they come from’.

The Government also announced that employers will be asked to help tackle the gender pay gap by publishing equality data about their workforce on a voluntary basis and that the Equality Act’s rules on positive action in relation to recruitment and promotion will be enacted.

Click here for to Equality Strategy