Building a Fairer Britain: progress report
The Government has reported on progress on the Building a Fairer Britain equalities strategy. The Government describes its approach as "based on transparency, local accountability and reducing bureaucracy".
Some measures introduced since the strategy was first published include:
* Reducing bureaucracy and cutting red tape by repealing ineffective equality legislation.
* Breaking down barriers to women in the workplace through a number of positive initiatives.
* Breaking new ground on LGB&T equality by consulting on how to introduce same-sex civil marriage and introducing the first-ever Sports Charter to combat homophobia and transphobia.
* Working with the insurance industry on a voluntary agreement to improve access to travel and motor cover for older people.
* Supporting disabled people who want to become politically active through a new Access to Elected Office programme.
* Boosting self-image through the Body Confidence campaign.
There's very little of interest regarding disadvantage and employment within the report.