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23 February, 2012

Since the publication of the Mayor’s original equality framework Equal Life Chances for All in 2009, the legislative landscape has changed quite dramatically. The Equality Act 2010 replaces all previous equality legislation with a consolidated source of discrimination law. The 2010 Act covers all types of unlawful discrimination.

31 January, 2012

The report concludes that overall, significant progress has been made during the first three years of the current Mayoralty, enabling critical equality issues to be mainstreamed within the GLA.

In addition a wide range of programmes, such as Diversity Works for London, the London Living Wage, the benefits take-up campaign and the Responsible Procurement programme, has been delivered; all contributing to tackling discrimination and increasing the life chances of disadvantaged Londoners.

21 December, 2011

The Equal Life Chances for all Measures report sets out the most recent trends on measures of the delivery of policies and programmes directly under the control of the Mayor and his partners as well as statistical measures outside the Mayor’s direct influence.

21 November, 2011

Poverty: The Hidden City, authored by Rachel Leeser in the GLA Intelligence Unit, has been released. This report in the Focus on London 2010/11 series presents a detailed analysis of poverty in London that reveals the scale and distribution of poverty in the capital.

Poverty: The Hidden City PDF
Poverty: The Hidden City RTF

23 May, 2011

The third annual report from the London 2012 Equality and Diversity Forum reflects on the equality and diversity achievements of the forum members over the last year. The forum consists of a number of stakeholders including the Greater London Authority, the Olympic Delivery Authority, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, the Olympic Park Legacy Company, the London Development Agency, and the Government Olympic Executive.

30 March, 2011

London Enriched sets out to define and implement the Mayor's vision for refugee and migrant integration in London over the three-year period from 2009 to 2012. This vision sees refugees and migrants living in security and dignity, sharing with all Londoners the same chances for a decent quality of life and the opportunity to contribute to making London the best big city in the world.

22 February, 2011

Read the Mayor of London's response to the Department for Work and Pensions’ consultation on reforming Disability Living Allowance. This response was prepared having consulted and considered the diverse views of London’s deaf and disabled community, as well as the strategic agencies that serve and work closely with these communities.

25 January, 2011 - 11:00

The GLA published its draft Equality Schemes - Disability Equality, Gender Equality and Race Equality -  for consultation in summer 2010.

24 January, 2011 - 09:00

The report concludes that overall, significant progress was made during 2009/10 moving towards the Mayor’s vision of achieving exemplary equality policies and practices across the GLA.

Central to delivery of the Equal Life Chances for All framework is the process of mainstreaming – making sure equality is integrated into everything the organisation does, including how it procures goods and services.

10 November, 2010 - 10:00

The Deputy Mayor of London has commented on the government's review paper 'Equality Act 2010: The public sector Equality Duty: reducing bureaucracy', which proposes revised draft regulations setting out the specific duties of the public sector equality duty.

Letter to the Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, April 2011 (RTF)