Government Equalities Office

Government Equalities Office

An office of the British government responsible for encouraging equality for all persons in the United Kingdom regardless of gender, race, disability, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. It manages anti-discrimination legislation for the U.K. It was created in 2007.
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Last summer, the Government Equalities Office announced a broader 5million package of support for those returning to or wanting to work in the public sector after career breaks.
The percentage of women holding FTSE 100 non-executive (NED) positions is at an all-time high of 33 per cent, but the percentage of women holding executive directorships remains low at just under 10 per cent, according to the report by academics at Cranfield School of Management and Exeter University Business School, sponsored by Aviva and the Government Equalities Office.
The Bill would also abolish the Government Equalities Office, which is currently responsible for equality strategy and legislation across government.
The Government Equalities Office plans to produce guidelines in the summer on dress codes to make the law clearer.
According to the Government Equalities Office, the regulations cover approximately 9,000 employers with over 15 million employees, representing nearly half of the UK's workforce.
The Government Equalities Office said that the gender pay gap to which Ms Morgan referred is based on the ONS's Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE).
Earlier this year I spoke at the 2015 UN Women UK and Government Equalities Office Conference on the subject of equality, where I talked on issues of women in the workplace on the equality and diversity topic.
The Government Equalities Office (GEO) awarded the tender to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), which is overseeing the project and plans to target maledominated industries to ensure that girls have greater exposure to career opportunities.
The Government Equalities Office has also again doubled the upper limit on grants from The Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund - which pays for expenses such as taxi fares and British Sign Language interpreters - from PS20,000 to PS40,000.
The numbers of six-figure earners have also risen at the Home Office, Government Equalities Office and the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
A spokesman for the Government Equalities Office said: "The narrowing of the gender pay gap is very welcome but it still remains too large, which is why the Government is committed to promoting equal pay and taking measures to end discrimination in the workplace.
The Government Equalities Office has confirmed that the majority of the Equality Act will come into force on 1 October 2010.

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