On 26 January 2010, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Equalities held a meeting to discuss the equality implications of current legislative programme.
Presentations were given on the implications of: the fuel poverty provisions of the Energy Bill; the Financial Services Bill; and the Care and Support Green Paper.
Click here for presentation by Katherine Wilson, Employers for Carers
The Fawcett Society published a report in February 2010 examining the experiences of ethnic minority women as workers, offenders and victims within the criminal justice system.
‘Realising Rights: increasing ethnic minority women’s access to justice’ examines how ethnic minority women fall through the gaps within a system that marginalises their needs and experiences and what can be done about it.
In January 2010, the Government Equalities Office published ‘Equality Bill: Making it work. Policy proposals for specific duties’.
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On 27 January 2010, the National Equality Panel (NEP) published its report on economic inequality in the UK.
Click here for report
In January 2010, the Government Equalities Office (GEO) published a guide that explains the background to the duty, the need for it, and how it will operate for each of the different types of public body that are covered by it.
It also explains how compliance with the duty will be monitored, and answers the questions that have been put to the Government in discussion with stakeholders.
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