Race Disparity Unit consultation: Ethnicity pay reporting

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the Cabinet Office’s Race Disparity Unit have launched a consultation on a mandatory approach to ethnicity pay reporting.

They are seeking views on ethnicity pay reporting by employers, including what should be reported and by who, and what immediate next steps should be taken. The deadline for responses is 11 January 2019.

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Cabinet Office consultation outcome: Access to Elections – Call for Evidence

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The Cabinet have released their response to the Call for Evidence : Access to Elections, in August 2018.

The response includes actions to be taken forward, produced in partnership with the Government-chaired Accessibility of Elections Working Group which includes representatives from organisations acting on behalf of disabled people and from bodies which oversee and conduct elections and referendums.

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Child Rights Alliance England call for evidence: State of Children’s Rights 2018

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Child Rights Alliance England (CRAE) have opened a call for evidence ahead of their flagship annual publication on the state of children’s rights in England.

They are looking for input to help make the report credible, relevant and change-focused. The deadline is 14 September 2018

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The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government green paper and call for evidence: A New Deal for Social Housing

‘We have heard what needs to change: the stigma associated with social housing, the need for landlords to listen to residents and the desire for a culture of accountability and respect.’

This is according to the August 2018 Social Housing Green Paper, which proposes ‘fundamental reform’.

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Office for National Statistics survey: The “Long-term Health Problem or Disability” Question for the 2021 Census

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is researching the design of the 2021 Census, in relation to long-term health problem or disability question. They have opened a survey for data users.

The survey closes on 3 August 2018.

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Government Equalities Office policy paper and upcoming consultation: The Future Operation of Civil Partnership – Gathering Further Information

The Government Equalities Office announced that it will consult on the future of civil partnerships.

This is from their May 2018 policy paper (pdf) which sets out  plans for a new consultation to assess whether there is still enough demand for civil partnerships among same-sex couples, now that marriages are available to them.  And whether there is demand for civil partnerships amongst opposite-sex couples.

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End Violence Against Women response: Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill Consultation

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‘The proposals [for the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill] are narrow and still fail to guarantee women will be protected’.

This is according to April 2018 response from End Violence Against Women (EVAW) on the proposed Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill (pdf).

EVAW encourages others to read their working response to the consultation and make their own submissions. The consultation closes on 31 May 2018.

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