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The Equalities Review

The Equalities Review

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The Equalities Review

Fairness and Freedom: The Final Report of the Equalities Review 

Fairness and Freedom: The Final Report of the Equalities Review was published on 28 February 2007. The Panel is extremely grateful to all who have contributed over the course of the Review.

The Equalities Review was established to carry out an investigation into the causes of persistent discrimination and inequality in British society.

The Review, which was independent, was chaired by Trevor Phillips in a personal capacity. He was supported by a Review Panel comprising:

In addition, there was a Review Team comprised of civil servants drawn from departments across government.

Parallel to the Equalities Review, Communities and Local Government (CLG) is working on a review to assess how anti-discrimination legislation can be modernised to fit the needs of Britain in the 21st century. More information about the Discrimination Law Review is available on the CLG's Women & Equality Unit [External website] webpage.

A wider reference group of equality stakeholders and experts, co-chaired by the Chair of the Disability Rights Commission and the Chair of the Equal Opportunities Commission, provide independent advice and input to both the Equalities Review and the Discrimination Law Review.

On the day of publication Ruth Kelly, Communities Minister, welcomed the Review and said that the Government would formally respond to the Review in Autumn 2007. Full press release  [External website]