Prime Minister’s speech ‘calling time on Equality Impact Assessments’

On 19 November 2012, David Cameron gave a speech to the CBI conference about ‘plans to help British business thrive’, in which he said ‘we are calling time on Equality Impact Assessments’.

The speech refers to proposals for:

  • Cutting back on judicial reviews
  • Reducing government consultations
  • Streamlining European legislation
  • Stopping the gold-plating of legislation at home

A number of Equality and Diversity Forum member organisations and others have responded, criticising the Prime Minister’s comments.

Click here for┬álink to speech (as written) on the Prime Minister’s website

Click here for report on the BBC website

Click here for NCVO response

Click here for NUS response

Click here for TUC response