Please see below information about the red tape challenge from the discrimination law association.
RED TAPE CHALLENGE
DO YOU SUPPORT THE EQUALITY ACT 2010? IF SO – SAY SO!
The Redtape Challenge website – action required
The Government’s Redtape website was launched last week -
This website is supposed to allow people the opportunity to comment on unnecessary regulations.
However the approach taken in relation to the Equality Act 2010 is different from the approach taken
to all the other areas currently under consideration in that, instead of referring to specific
regulations, the website appears to invite people to comment on the Equality Act 2010 itself and
whether it should be scrapped. Unsurprisingly although there are some excellent responses that make
it clear that the Equality Act is primary legislation and not a series of regulations, there are
also uninformed and hostile responses.
What needs to be done – URGENTLY
Go to the website and write your views on the Equality Act;
encourage others to respond before the end of what may be a two week deadline (see process
information) – looks like the deadline for comments could be Wednesday, 20/4/11;
ask people to note that the Equality Act is primary legislation not a regulation;
ask people to highlight how improper this process is, given that ostensibly people are being
asked to comment about regulations but the entire Equality Act 2010 appears to have been put up for
ask people to comment positively about the Act and the regulations.
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