Potters Bar solicitor could win diversity award

Priya Sejpal, a solicitor from Potters Bar, may win one of the National Diversity Awards. Sejpal has been nominated in the category of Positive Role Model. Business cards from Potters Bar are useful for professionals who engage in networking. The awards in question are arranged by the Diversity Group. A trained dancer, Sejpal has worked really hard to raise funds … Read More

Chester Pride in running for National Diversity Award

Chester Pride events provide an opportunity for parents and care givers to begin early conversations with children about diversity. The Chester Pride Drag Extravaganza is taking place on Friday (May 18) between 7pm and 10.30pm at St Mary’s Creative Centre and will be a fun evening of entertainment not to be missed. Hosted by Miss Annabelle Lecter and featuring experienced … Read More

Britain slips down rankings in LGBT+ rights, Rainbow Index reveals

An newly released index has revealed a troubling lack of progress in LGBT+ equality in Europe. The 2018 Rainbow Europe Map and Index, compiled by the International Lesbian and Gay Association, has shown that fewer countries are making improvements in terms of LGBT+ rights – with many stagnating, including countries that are traditionally perceived as equality “frontrunners”. The index ranks 49 … Read More

Government under pressure to reform vital transgender laws

LGBT groups have called on the new minister for women and equalities to set a date for when key gender legislation will be reformed. Currently, under the Gender Recognition Act 2004, transgender people can have their gender identity recognised and legally changed on their birth certificates. But it means that people must go through what campaigners call ‘intrusive’ medical assessments, … Read More

Labour to address lack of diversity in British film with new tax relief rules

Labour has drawn up plans that would force film production companies to ensure gender equality and diversity on set, following fresh evidence of the slow pace of change in the movie industry. Under a future Labour government, the party announcedon Sunday vital high-end tax relief, worth hundreds of millions a year, will be made dependent on a fairer, more inclusive … Read More

Inspirational Student Up For National Diversity Award

Cameron Osbourne is a Sixth Form student at Harrogate Grammar School, he has Celebral Palsy (left sided hemiplegia) but he has never let this define him. Cameron has loved playing football ever since he can remember, he joined a local football club when he was younger however, was not accepted due to his disability which stopped him playing football so he … Read More

Army officers told promotion will depend on ‘inclusiveness’

Army officers could be passed over for promotion if they have not done enough to improve “inclusiveness and diversity” in their units. It comes as new TV recruitment adverts promote the Army as an inclusive workplace with the strapline “Find where you belong.” A newly-uncovered addition to internal Forces documents shows personnel are now judged on their efforts to make … Read More

Access to work: Funding increase for disabled workers

The maximum amount disabled people can claim to help them access employment is set to increase to £57,000 a year. This is a £15,000 – or 38% – rise from the current cap on Access to Work funding, which was introduced in 2015. The work and pensions secretary said the move was part of the government’s commitment to have one … Read More

2018: Already a Stand-out Year for Gender Equality in the UK

The year 2018 is becoming a stand-out year for gender equality here in the UK. First, our country is celebrating the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in 1918. This anniversary has been marked through events, speeches and celebrations. Secondly, the UK has recently witnessed one of the most interesting aspects of the 2010 Equalities Act come … Read More