Deadline for publishing data changed
Changes to the draft regulations for the public sector equality duty for England
The government has announced that the draft regulations for the public sector equality duty for England (posted on 12 January) have since been amended. Higher education institutions are now covered in Schedule 1.
This means that the deadline for the publication of data is now no later than 31 July 2011. The regulations previously stated that the deadline was 31 December 2011.
For further information, please refer to the ECU FAQ What equality information do we need to prepare for 31 July?
The latest draft regulations can be found in full here: The Equality Act 2010 (Statutory Duties) Draft Regulations 2011
The government will be finalising the draft regulations for the specific duties and laying them before parliament for debate in late January 2011.
Further information and support
ECU will produce guidance for the higher education sector on the public sector equality duty. We will also run events to develop and share existing knowledge within the sector on how to meet the duties. Further details will follow shortly.