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Career break returner programmes launched to help people back to work

Career break returner programmes launched to help people back to work

New programmes will help people back to work after a career break, boost skills, and close the gender pay gap.

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New Action to Promote LGBT Equality

New Action to Promote LGBT Equality

The Government announces new proposals to streamline and de-medicalise the process for changing gender and launches a nationwide LGBT survey

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Access to abortion services in England

Access to abortion services in England

A letter from Justine Greening sent to MPs concerning the situation of women from Northern Ireland travelling to England for an abortion

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New Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission

New Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission

Lord Shinkwin appointed Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) by Equalities Minister Justine Greening.

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View Gender Pay Gap Information

View Gender Pay Gap Information

View gender pay gap information published by employers under new regulations

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Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Guidance for employers published

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UK Gender Pay Gap

UK Gender Pay Gap

The UK gender pay gap is at its lowest level ever. This government is committed to ensuring the gap is eliminated in a generation.

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Caste discrimination: consultation

Caste discrimination: consultation

Government to conduct a public consultation on the issue of caste and the Equality Act 2010.

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Caste discrimination: consultation

Caste discrimination: consultation

Government to conduct a public consultation on the issue of caste and the Equality Act 2010.

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Justine Greening MP is new Minister for Women and Equalities

Justine Greening MP is new Minister for Women and Equalities

Theresa May appointed Justine Greening as Minister for Women and Equalities

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Changes to the Women's Business Council Announced

Changes to the Women's Business Council Announced

The Women's Business Council, an independent body created in 2012, is to be extended and will have a new Chair.

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2016 Queen's Birthday Honours

2016 Queen's Birthday Honours

Individuals recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for achievements supporting equality for women and LGB&T people

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EHRC Appointments

EHRC Appointments

The Secretary of State has appointed a new Chair and Scotland Commissioner to the EHRC.

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2016 New Year Honours for services to Women and LGB&T equality

2016 New Year Honours for services to Women and LGB&T equality

Individuals recognised in the 2016 New Year Honours List for achievements supporting equality for women and LGB&T people

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Celebrating Pride in London

Celebrating Pride in London

Government launches new website to tackle online abuse of women and LGB&T people.

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International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

???Equalities Minister Caroline Dinenage marks the government’s commitment to advancing LGB&T equality.

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"Meet a Mentor" events for female entrepreneurs

Business mentoring for female business owners across the country.

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National Consultation with Women event

National Consultation with Women event

Government Equalities Office has held its Annual National Consultation with Women, our main forum for engaging with women on gender equality.

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Jo Swinson launches Cranfield 'Women on boards' interim report

Jo Swinson launches Cranfield 'Women on boards' interim report

Minister for Women and Equalities launches 'Women on boards: progress following the 2012 Corporate Governance Code'.

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Your chance to shape UK priorities on gender equality

Your chance to shape UK priorities on gender equality

New survey launched to collect views on improving the lives of women and girls in the UK.

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Women in Enterprise: new support and advice

Women in Enterprise: new support and advice

Announcing a new webpage setting out the resources, advice and funding available for women looking to start or grow their businesses.

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Conversion of civil partnerships into marriage

Conversion of civil partnerships into marriage

Revised regulations set out the process for the conversion of civil partnerships into marriages, giving couples more choice.

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