Age discrimination consultation

The Government Equalities Office (GEO) logo.

On 3 March 2011, the Government published ‘Equality Act 2010: Ending age discrimination in services, public functions and associations – A consultation’.

The consultation sets out those areas where the Government believes that different treatment of people of various ages is justified; and proposes how the legislation will be drafted to take account of these.

The consultation closed on 25 May 2011.

EDF and other responses to Legal Aid reform proposals

The EDF logo.

The Equality and Diversity Forum and  a number of its members and other organisations submitted responses to the Ministry of Justice consultation ‘Proposals for the Reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales’.

The consultation was launched on 15 November 2010 and closed on 14 February 2011.

The Ministry of Justice stated that ‘[t]his consultation seeks views on proposals for reform of legal aid in England and Wales. The proposals represent a radical, wide-ranging and ambitious programme of reform which aims to ensure that legal aid is targeted to those who need it most, for those cases in which legal advice or representation is justified.’

Click here for link to Legal Aid consultation


Click here for Equality and Diversity Forum response

Click here for Equality and Diversity Forum response (questionnaire)

Click here for Bindmans LLP response

Click here for Disability Charities Consortium response (pdf)

Click here for Discrimination Law Association response

Click here for Equality and Human Rights Commission response

Click here for JUSTICE response (questionnaire)

Click here for JUSTICE briefing paper

Click here for Law Centres Federation response (pdf)

Click here for Migrants’ Rights Network submission

Click here for Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture response

Click here for Mind/Rethink response

Click here for National AIDS Trust response (pdf)



Giving Green Paper

Published in 2010, The Giving Green Paper sets out the Government’s initial ideas for building a stronger culture of giving time and money to start a national debate on our society’s attitude to giving.

The closing date for responses was 9 March 2011.

Click here for details