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Equality Act Guidance

Thursday, 29 July 2010
Non Statutory Guidance for employers has been published today (30 July 2010) by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. The Guidance can be accessed via the Commission’s website or by clicking on the link here: www.equalityhumanrights.com/ea2010 Equality Act 2010: What do I need to know? Summary guides to key changes in the law Implementation of the majority of the provisions of the Equality Act will…

Default Retirement Age

Wednesday, 28 July 2010
The Government has announced that the Default Retirement Age will be scrapped from October 2011 New proposals set out for consultation yesterday (29 July 2010) by the Department of Work and Pensions and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills mark the end of forced retirement. Employers will no longer be able to dismiss workers simply because they reach the age of 65, unless they can…
Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, announced today (21 July 2010) a Commission on the Funding of Social Care. The Commission Chair is Andrew Dilnot and with members Lord Warner and Dame Jo Williams.  It is due to report in one year.  The terms of reference can be found at: www.dh.gov.uk/carecommission
Employers discussed the practicalities of supporting staff carers' networks at a lively Members' Networking Event hosted by PwC on 13 July. PwC, a Leadership Group member of Employers for Carers, hosted a very engaging and well received members’ breakfast event on 13 July 2010 at its headquarters in London. This event focused on a key practical issue that EfC members have identified as one of…
Caroline Waters OBE, Director, People and Policy for BT Group and Chair of Employers for Carers, spoke at the 5th International Carers Conference 2010: New Frontiers in Caring, at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on 9th July 2010. Drawing delegates from all over the world, the event was addressed by HRH The Princess Royal and Andrew Lansley CBE MP, Secretary of State for Health. Hosted…