Introduction of public sector duty to promote gender equality

Close date: 12 January 2006

The Government consults on proposals to introduce a public sector duty to promote gender equality. The proposals will require public authorities to eliminate discrimination and promote equality of opportunity between men and women. Public authorities will be required to: identify and implement specific gender equality goals; develop and publish an equal pay policy statement; and assess the impact of new policies and changes to services on men and women.
Consultation document:
Advancing equality for men and women: Government proposals to introduce a public sector duty to promote gender equality (PDF format, 2MB) and Easy Read version (PDF format, 1.5MB)
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