The ESF-Age Network consists of public authorities from 16 EU-member states and regions.
On 12 November 2012, the British Academy Policy Centre, EDF and the EDF Research Network held a seminar about recent human rights developments in the UK.
On 14 November 2012, the European Commission proposed EU legislation to accelerate progress towards a better gender balance on the corporate boards of European companies.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance’s General Policy Recommendation no. 14 on combating racism and racial discrimination in employment was issued in September 2012.
The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 was passed in March 2012 and comes into force in January 2013.
In October 2012, the Government confirmed its intention to repeal two measures in the Equality Act 2010 and published its response to the consultation on the proposals.
In October 2012, the Government confirmed its intention to repeal the third party harassment provision and published its response to the consultation on this proposal.
The ban on age discrimination in the provision of services came into force on 1 October 2012.
In September 2012, the Cabinet Office updated its Procurement Pledge to support the role of the voluntary and community sector.
On 14 September 2012, Business Secretary Vince Cable announced ‘new steps to give firms more flexibility and confidence in managing their workforce and to reduce employment law red tape’.