UK: Women’s group attacks David Cameron’s crackdown on equality ‘nonsense’, Businesses welcome flexible parental leave

David Cameron axes equality assessments in war on ‘red tape’ The GuardianDavid Cameron has axed standard assessments used to gauge how policies affect different social groups as part of a drive to get rid of the “bureaucratic rubbish” that gets in the way of British business. Cameron also vowed to slash three-month …

Cameron ‘calls time’ on Labour’s equality impact assessments BBC News …But, for Labour, shadow equalities minister Yvette Cooper said: “Under David Cameron millions are paying more while millionaires are getting a massive tax cut – women are being hit much harder than men with low-income working families and disabled …

David Cameron addresses the CBI conference, telling delegates that he is declaring war on ‘red tape’. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Women’s group attacks David Cameron’s crackdown on equality ‘nonsense’ Telegraph.co.uk Women’s group attacks David Cameron’s crackdown on equality ‘nonsense’. The prime minister’s decision to scrap “equality impact assessments” was described as “turning back the clock” on women’s rights yesterday

With gender equality we would all have been Germans Politics.co.uk (blog) This is not some right-wing crazy talk, I’ll have you know. It is a simple fact: had the current reform to primogeniture rules been in place a little over a century ago, we would all have been eating schnitzels for breakfast. Or something.

Deborah Linton asks some of the region’s key female politicians why it has … Manchester Evening News Lucy, a mum-of-one who was born in Moss Side, educated at Parrs Wood and lives in south Manchester, is a fierce defender of both Labour and women’s values and won her election campaign on the basis that neither have been more important than now,

Stumped for cash The Guardian Your editorial on quotas for women on boards (19 November) was snide in its characterisation of David Cameron as placing victory over the European commission ahead of supporting measures to promote women in the boardroom. Conservatives believe in …

Businesses welcome flexible parental leave Thomson’s Online Benefits Business and employers’ groups have welcomed Nick Clegg’s announcement of flexible parental leave that will allow new mothers and fathers to share time off following the birth of their child. Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg yesterday (November 13th) …

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