Consultation responses

The Commission has responded to a number of consultations issued by goverment departments and other agencies.

Please also see consultation responses specific to Scotland.

March 2014

Response to the call for evidence on the draft Modern Slavery Bill

February 2014

Response to Consultation - Deportation with assurances: call for evidence

November 2013

Commission's response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry into the implications for access to justice of the government's proposed judicial review reforms.

Commission's response to the Law Commission Review of Hate Crime: the case for extending the existing offences  

Commission's response to the MoJ consulation on further reforms to judicial review, together with table of PSED cases to which we refer in our response to Question 18.

Table of judicial review cases involving PSED grounds

October 2013

Response to Government Consultation on making public sector procurement accessible to SMEs

September 2013

Commission's response to Home Office consultation on police powers of stop and search

Commission's submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on Protocol 15 of the European Convention on Human Rights

Response to Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry into the implications for access to justice of the Government's proposed legal aid reform

Submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on Implementation of Judgments
 

August 2013

Commission’s response to the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee report on Women in the Workplace published on 20 June 2013

Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

Response to the Consultation on the PIP assessment Moving around activity
Department for Work and Pensions

July 2013

Commission's Response to GEO's Further Consultation on Equal Pay Audits (May 2013)

The Commission has responded to the GEO's consultation on the details of equal pay audits, and on the contents of regulations which the government intends to introduce in 2014.

Response to Consultation - the Whistleblowing Commission
Public Concern at Work

June 2013

Response to consultation - Transforming legal aid: delivering a more credible and efficient system
Ministry of Justice

May 2013

Response to consultation: Acas's draft Code of Practice on the extended right to request flexible working.

February 2013

Response to consultation: Fee remissions in the first-tier tribunal (immigration and asylum chamber) (CP24/2012)
Ministry of Justice

Response to consultation: Judicial Review: proposals for reform (CP25/2012)

January 2013

Response to IPCC Art 2 consultation about investigations into cases involving a death from the Equality and Human Rights Commission

December 2012

Review of the Operation of Schedule 7: A Public consultation
Home Office

November 2012

The Future of Narrative Reporting - A new structure for narrative reporting in the UK
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Response to Government consultation: Implementing employee owner status.
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

October 2012

Written evidence to the House of Lords - EU Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment Sub-Committee – inquiry into Women on Boards.

Response to the Government’s 'Consultation on a New Safeguarding Power'

Response to Draft Care and Support Bill consultation
Response to Department of Health

Extracts from Senior Counsel's advice to the Equality and Human Rights Commission clarifying the application of the Human Rights Act to home care services

Response to the Bill Of Rights Commission's Second Consultation

September 2012

Response to consultation on the Richard Review of Apprenticeships - Call for Evidence
Issued by  the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education

Draft Enhanced Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill
Response to Joint Committee's call for evidence

August 2012

Equality Act 2010: Removing: (a) employment tribunals' power to make wider recommendations in discrimination cases; and (b) the procedure for obtaining information.
Issued by the Home Office

Equality Act 2010 - employer liability for harassment of employees by third parties
Issued by the Home Office

June 2012

Position paper on Equal Civil Marriage
Issued by the Home Office

April 2012

Response to consultation on forced marriage
Issued by the Home Office

March 2012

Response to the consultation on the Cross Government definition of domestic violence
Issued by the Home Office

Response to consultation on charging fees in Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunals
Issued by Ministry of Justice

February 2012

Response to draft statutory JSNA and joint health and well being strategy guidance
Issued by Department of Health

January 2012

Response to consultation: Justice and Security Green Paper
Issued by the Ministry for Justice

Commission's response to Joint Committee on Human Rights Inquiry into the Justice and Security Green Paper
Issued by the Ministry for Justice

Consultation responses 2011

December 2011

Response to consultation: Auxiliary Aids for Children with Disabilities
Issued by Department for Education

September 2011

Response to consultation: Women's Rights, Gender Equality and National Human Rights Institutions.
Issued by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

August 2011

Response to Consultation on Modern Workplaces
Issued by HM Government, Business, Innovation and Skills and Government Equalities Office

Response to consultation: Gender Diversity on Boards
Issued by Financial Reporting Council

Response to consultation: Ensuring good behaviour in schools: guidance for governing bodies, head teachers, school staff and employers
Issued by Department for Education

June 2011

Response to Consultation: A new approach to special educational needs and disability
Issued by Department for Education

Response to consultation: Civil Partnership on Religious Premises
Issued by the Government Equalities Office

Response to Government consultation: Strengthening Women's Voices in Government
Issued by the Government Equalities Office

May 2011

Response to Consultation on proposed exceptions to the ban on age discrimination
Issued by the Government Equalities Office

Response to Ensuring good behaviour in schools: Guidance for governing bodies, head teachers, school staff and employers
Issued by the Department for Education

Response to Inspection 2012. Proposals for inspection arrangements for maintained schools and academies from January 2012
Issued by Ofsted

Response to Government consultation: Building a fairer Britain - Reform of the Equality and Human Rights Commission
Issued by the Government Equalities Office

April 2011

Response to Equality Act 2010: The Public Sector Equality Duty: reducing bureaucracy
Issued by the Government Equalities Office

Response to consultation on resolving workplace disputes
Issued by Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

February 2011

Response to consultation on reform of legal aid in England and Wales
Issued by the Ministry of Justice

Response to Improvements to Ministry of Justice statistics
Issued by the Ministry of Justice

January 2011

Response to the Sentencing Council's Consultation on Draft Guidelines for Assault
Issued by the Sentencing Council for England and Wales

Consultation responses 2010

November 2010

Response to Equality Act 2010: The public sector Equality Duty - Promoting equality through transparency
Issued by the Government Equalities Office

October 2010

Response to the consultation - Phasing out the default retirement age
Issued by Department of Business, Innovation and Skills / Department for Work and Pensions

Response to introducing a pupil premium
Issued by the Department for Education

Response to SEN and Disabilities Green Paper - Call for Views
Issued by the Department for Education

Response to consultation on the future direction of skills policy
Issued by Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

September 2010

Low Pay Commission consultation on the national minimum wage
21 September 2010

Submission: Review of counter terrorism and security powers
13 September 2010

August 2010

Response to Consultation: When should the state pension age increase to 66?

Response to European Commission Consultation on the Commissions Communication on the Rights of the Child
June 2010

July 2010

Response to Department for Transport consultation: Code of Practice for the acceptable use of advanced imaging technology in an aviation security environment
21 July 2010

May 2010

Response to HM Treasury consultation on National Minimum Wage workers: Travel and subsistence expenses schemes.
Published May 2010.

March 2010

Response to Consultation on Recording and Reporting Incidents of Bullying Between Pupils, and Incidents of Abuse against School Staff
Published 11 March 2010

Policy response: Protect, support, provide - examining the role of grandparents in families at risk of poverty
Published 2 March 2010

Rights and responsibilities: developing our constitutional framework
Issued by the Ministry of Justice, March 2009

January 2010

Response to DPPs Consultation on Assisted Suicide
Issued by the Director for Public Prosecutions 9 December 2009.

Consultation responses 2009

December 2009

Response to Implementation of the Agency Workers Directive: Consultation on draft regulations
Issued by Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, October 2009

Response to research on skills and social inclusion
Issued by the National Skills Forum

November 2009

Response to Choice for Families: Additional Paternity Leave and Pay
Issued by Depatment for Business Innovation and skills, September 2009

Response to 'Shaping the Future of Care Together' - Adult Social Care consultation
Issued by the Department of Health, July 2009

October 2009

Response to consultation on ending age discrimination in services and public functions
Issued by the Government Equalities Office, June 2009

September 2009

Response to 'Equality Bill: Making it work'
Issued by the Government Equalities Office, June 2009

Response to consultation on the national minimum wage for apprentices
Issued by the Low Pay Commission

August 2009

Response to 'Keeping the right people on the DNA Database'
Issued by the Home Office, May 2009

July 2009

Response to Implementation of the Agency Workers Directive
Issued by BERR/BIS, May 2009

Reponse to consultation on giving children and young people a right to appeal
Issued by Department of Children, Schools and Families, April 2009

March 2009

Response to 'Ending child poverty: Making it happen'
Issued by the Department for Children, Schools and Families, January 2009

Response to Care Quality Commission reviews in 2009/10 (Word 74kb)
Issued by the Care Quality Commission, December 2008

January 2009

Response to 'Improving protection from disability discrimination'
Issued by the Office of Disability Issues, November 2008

Consultation responses 2008

December 2008

Response to Consultation on a National Framework for Assessing Children and Young Peoples Continuing Care
Issued by the Department for Health, October 2008

November 2008

Response to Implementing the Recommendations of Imelda Walshs Independent Review - Amending and Extending the Right to Request Flexible Working to Parents of Older Children
Issued by Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, August 2008

October 2008

Response to Youth Crime Action Plan 2008
Issued by the Home Office, July 2008

Response to Comprehensive Area Assessment
Issued by the Audit Commission, July 2008

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