Government Equalities Office


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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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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 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.
Report of the National Equality Panel (2010) An Anatomy of Economic Inequality in the UK, London: Government Equalities Office and Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science
The two-storey meeting pod was constructed as part of a major refit at offices shared by Harriet Harman's government equalities office and John Denham's communities department.
GORDON Brown should think himself lucky he works at No10 and not at the Government Equalities Office.
In the governments landmark LGBT Action Plan last year, the Government Equalities Office (GEO) committed to exploring the issues faced by young people changing their gender.
Getting comparable workforce statistics out of any bunch of councils even for a single, most recent, year, let alone for 2010/11, is nigh on impossible - as the Government Equalities Office (GEO) found this April as it sought to measure and compare councils' gender pay gaps.

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