Equality and diversity policies 'already paying dividends', reports Home Office
The Government has published a progress report highlighting the achievements made since the first cross-government equality strategy was launched in 2010.
The strategy marked a change in focus, moving away from regulation, legislation and coercion. Instead, the Government is concentrating its efforts on developing intelligent, light-touch, common sense policies that have a demonstrable impact on people's lives.
Equalities minister Lynne Featherstone said: "Effective equalities policy works with the grain of human nature, not against it. That's why we abandoned the last government's approach of simply trying to dictate how people should behave.
May 30, 2012