equality laws

Red Tape Challenge: Equality Laws Next

Businesses have until the 30th June to propose reforms to simplify equality regulations, as part of the Government’s ongoing Red Tape Challenge. The Government has put 21,000 statutory instruments “up for removal” under the Red Tape Challenge, unless there is a strong case for keeping them. Businesses of all sizes have been called on to vote online for which regulations should be scrapped, simplified or retained. The review is currently focusing on the Equality Act (2010), the biggest overhaul of UK anti-discrimination law since 1975. The Red Tape Challenge website is split across themes such as how the Act applies in the workplace, and in the provision of goods and services. Some of the key issues of the Act included an extension of discrimination law, the prohibition on employers asking ... »