Ministerial statement on caste discrimination

On 1 March 2013, Helen Grant, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, announced that the Government has no current plans to add caste to the definition of race in the Equality Act 2010 and is instead to run an educational programme to raise awareness of caste discrimination among affected groups, including employers.

The Government Equalities Office and the Department for Communities and Local Government have appointed Talk for a Change to engage with the affected communities to run an educational programme to help tackle this complex and sensitive issue.

Click here for the full written ministerial statement

Click here for comment by Mark Hammond, Chief Executive of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (1 March 2013)