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Government Equalities Office simplifies legislation for business
Provisions to make it easier for business to comply with discrimination law will be introduced from October the Government Equalities Office (GEO) confirmed today. The Equality Act brings together nine separate pieces of legislation into one single Act simplifying the law and reducing the burden on business by making it easier for firms to comply with discrimination law.
Theresa May: Government committed to LGB and T rights
An ambitious cross-government programme of work to tackle prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB and T) people was set out by Minister for Women and Equalities Theresa May today. The plan, which is the first of its kind to be produced by the UK Government, covers all aspects of life, including education, sport, the workplace, the criminal justice system and international rights.
No roll-back on equality: a coalition committed to women
Lynne Featherstone, Minister for Equalities, today promised that the new Government would not roll back progress that has been made on equality. In her first speech since being appointed, Ms Featherstone told the Fawcett Society that she would be a strong voice for women at the heart of the Coalition Government, alongside Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities Theresa May.
Asian Women of Achievement Awards (speech by Theresa May)
It's a tremendous pleasure to be able to be here at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards once again. And I have to say that each year the awards get stronger, the scope gets greater and I have to say I think they get a little more glamorous every year too. It is great to be here and these awards do something very special because they recognise the achievement of Asian women throughout the UK and across all walks of life.
Equality Act 2010: What do I need to know?
The Equality Act brings together nine separate pieces of legislation into one single Act simplifying the law and strengthening it in important ways to help tackle discrimination and inequality. Implementation of majority of the Equality Act will begin on 1 October 2010. Equality Act 2010: What do I need to know? is a series of summary guides and "Quick Start" guides to the key changes in the law, produced by the Government Equalities Office in partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce