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Government’s red tape review to focus on diversity and equality in June

Diversity and equality has become the latest branch of employment law to come under the spotlight of the Government's bonfire of red tape and BT's head of people and policy Caroline Waters (pictured), has been appointed to advise on the process.

Equality legislation applies to almost every area of the public and private sector. Businesses and voluntary and community organisations are being invited to tell government how to cut bureaucracy and boost business in this area by 30 June.

The Equality Act 2010 has already replaced nine major pieces of legislation and scrapped another 100 sets of regulations in order to lighten the burden of red tape on businesses. The Red Tape challenge website asks what more we can do to simplify or deregulate equality legislation.

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June 21, 2011

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