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Towards a more representative Parliament

Prof Sarah Childs has published 43 recommendations to create "The Good Parliament".



Government consultation on Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Public Sector Employers

On 18 August 2016, the Government Equalities Office published a consultation on Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Public Sector Employers. The consultation runs until 30 September.

The consultation will run from 18th August to 30th September.



If the race audit is unprecedented how has compliance with the PSED been demonstrated?

The Government has proudly declared:

"Prime Minister Theresa May is today launching an unprecedented audit of public services to reveal racial disparities and help end the burning injustices many people experience across Britain."


Jackie Longworth, chair of FPSW asks "is this not a sad indictment of the failure of central government to comply,until now, with the Public Sector Equality Duty?"

Have your say - gender pay gap reporting for public sector employers

The Government has launched a public consultation on how gender pay gap reporting can be applied to public sector organisations, such as the NHS, local authorities and the civil service. The consultation will be open until Friday 30 September.



Corbyn and Smith reply to Women's Budget Group Questions

Whoever wins the Labour leadership has made commitments on women's equality which are helpful though needing more detail.

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The Women's Budget Group  says: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/rebecca-omoniraoyenkanmi/corbyn-vs-smith-gender-equality_b_11812492.html 

IFS Report on Gender Pay Gap

Fair Play South West Response.


Consultation on Bus Services, Bristol

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are currently reviewing Bristol City Council supported bus services and as part of the review process we are carrying out a consultation of residents in the city. The consultation is seeking people’s views on our supported bus services, how they can be improved and what they will look like in the future, within the current financial climate.


Childcare Funding Consultation

Closing date for responses is 22nd September 2016. This is a handy one page summary of what it's about.


To see more and respond go to https://consult.education.gov.uk/early-years-funding/eynff