Evaluation of the impact of the Equality Act 2010

In November 2012, the Government published a series of reports as part of its evaluation of the impact of the Equality Act 2010.

These reports were produced by the Centre for Research in Social Policy and the International Centre for Public and Social Policy on behalf of the Government Equalities Office.

They are designed to investigate organisations’ understanding of and responses to the Equality Act 2010 and are based on a survey of organisations throughout Great Britain.

The research includes a survey asking more than 1,800 organisations about the impact that the Equality Act 2010 has had on their business.

The results reveal that:

  • 76 per cent of businesses saw reputation as an important driver of business behaviour in relation to equality;
  • only 6 per cent of employers experienced complaints or grievances.

But two-thirds of organisations were unaware of the Equality Act, and smaller businesses said they found it difficult to get good quality information on equality issues.

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Click here for Department for Culture, Media and Sport press release on 29 November 2012

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