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Government abandons Equality Duty

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The government is dropping the proposed Equality Duty on public sector bodies, which would have required (amongst other things) public sector employers to publish workforce data concerning the six core protected characterists.

This controversial element in the Equality Act 2010 was originally intended by the previous government to be implemented in April 2011, but plans were suspended pending a decision by the government on whether it would be implemented at all. Theresa May will announce later today that it will not be brought into force.

More details on the BBC website.