Equalities Law

Closing the Gender Pay Gap

This consultation seeks views on the Government’s manifesto commitment to require larger employers to publish gender pay information. These regulations will cover private and voluntary sector employers in England, Scotland and Wales with at least 250 employees. 

Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee call for evidence

The Committee was set up to look at the provisions and implementation of the Equality Act 2010 in relation to how it serves disabled people. The Act was intended to harmonise discrimination law and strengthen the law to support progress on equality. The Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability will ask how effective this legislation is.

Scottish Agricultural Wages Board - Consultation

The purpose of this consultation paper is to seek views on whether: 

a) the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB) should continue, as it does now, to set minimum rates of pay and certain other conditions for agricultural workers in Scotland and, if so, how this might be done; or

b) the SAWB should be retained as an advisory body only, giving the Scottish Government the discretion to fix minimum wage rates and other conditions based on advice given by the SAWB; or

c) to remove all existing arrangements for agricultural workers leaving their pay and conditions to be determined under general employment law.