On 17 January 2013, the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) launched a consultation titled ‘Early conciliation: consultation on proposals for implementation’.
On 15 January 2013, the European Court of Human Rights ruling on the case of Eweida and Others v. United Kingdom was published.
On 14 January 2013, details of the new board and budget for the Equality and Human Rights Commission were announced.
The Coalition Government’s Mid-Term Review includes an update on progress on the Government’s equalities commitments.
On 14 January 2013, the Government published a White Paper outlining proposals to reform the State Pension into a single-tier State Pension.
In September 2012, the Deputy Prime Minister announced that the Government is backing the Mental Health (Discrimination) Bill which received its Second Reading on 14 September.
On 22 November 2012, the Welsh Equalities Minister confirmed that the Welsh Public Sector will continue to carry out Equality Impact Assessments when developing its policies.
In November 2012, the General Synod of the Church of England voted to reject the draft legislation to allow women to become bishops.
The Commission will in 2013 report on the application of the two anti-discrimination directives (Directive 2000/43/EC on Racial Equality and Directive 2000/78/EC on Employment Equality).
The Representation of the People (Members’ Job Share) Bill aims to introduce job sharing for MPs