A different approach to the Equality Impact Assesment

A different approach to the Equality Impact Assesment

A personal viewpoint from Ann Johnson of Wave-length CIC – March 2013

Back in November 2012 David Cameron stated that Equality Impact Assessments would be scrapped and that organisations would simply do the right thing to ensure there was no discrimination.

Women’s group, Fawcett Society, attacked this approach the next day saying this would setback women’s rights in the workplace, stating that this move was irresponsible and retrograde.

Equality South West were another group publicly against the decision stating that  “Equality impact assessments have made a real and positive difference to people’s lives by making sure local authorities have to think twice about how their policies will affect different sections of society’

But what exactly did David Cameron say and is it actually the end of Equality Impact Assessments as a result?

READ THE FULL PAPER HERE – Is this the end of Equality Impact Assessment