Faculty Equality Committee student representatives:
Nancy Worth, Geography & Peter Bots, Earth and Environment
The legislation section on this website provides a brief outline of the major UK equality legislation. Links to the full statutory instruments and various sources of guidance are provided.
There are currently 6 strands to the framework of UK equality legislation:
The legislation above is increasingly acknowledged to be complex and difficult to use. The government wants to replace the different legislation with a single piece of legislation that should provide simpler, more consistent anti-discrimination protection.
In February 2005 the government announced the arrival of the Discrimination Law Review (DLR). The aim of the DLR was to consider the opportunities for creating a clearer and more streamlined equality legislation framework. The DLR initially ran alongside the Equalities Review, which published its final report in February 2007.
The Government’s DLR team published a green paper in June 2007, setting out its recommendations for a single equality act for Great Britain. There was then a period of formal consultation with stakeholders, whose responses are now being considered by the government team, as they work towards an equality bill, and eventually, the act itself. You can read more about this process here: