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Ethnicity pay reporting

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Seeking views on ethnicity pay reporting by employers.

This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 11 January 2019

 Consultation description

This consultation seeks views on ethnicity pay reporting by employers. It sets out options and asks questions on:

  • what ethnicity pay information should be reported by employers to allow for meaningful action
  • who should be expected to report
  • next steps

The objective of the consultation is to enable government and employers to move forward in a consistent and transparent way. Consultation responses will inform future government policy on ethnicity pay reporting.

Reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004

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Seeking your views on how best to reform the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

This consultation closes at 11pm on 19 October 2018

Consultation description

Trans people are able to receive legal recognition of their acquired gender through a process set out in the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) 2004. Since the GRA came into force, only 4,910 people have legally changed their gender. This is fewer than the number of trans respondents to the government’s LGBT survey, who were clear that they wanted legal recognition but had not applied because they found the current process too bureaucratic, expensive and intrusive. The government therefore seeks your views on how to reform the legal recognition process.

The consultation focuses on the Gender Recognition Act 2004. We are not proposing any amendments to the Equality Act 2010.

This consultation does not consider the question of whether trans people exist, whether they have the right to legally change their gender, or whether it is right for a person of any age to identify with another gender, or with no gender. Trans and non-binary people are members of our society and should be treated with respect. Trans people already have the right to legally change their gender, and there is no suggestion of this right being removed. This consultation simply asks how best government might make the existing process under the Gender Recognition Act a better service for those trans and non-binary people who wish to use it.

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Bright and Beautiful – event feedback

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Elcons recently attended the Bright and Beautiful 2016 National Annual Conference as a guest speaker. Here is some of the great feedback we received…

“Really useful & enjoyable” “Very positive day” “Amazing venue” “Really enjoyed conference” “Fab conference, got so much out of it” “Wonderful 2 days!” “Best conference so far”

“Once again thank you for supporting our conference and delivering a fantastic session, it was greatly appreciated”.