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Superfast broadband rolling-out across Pembrokeshire
The roll-out of fast fibre broadband in Pembrokeshire is gathering pace, thanks to the Superfast Cymru programme.
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- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Renting Homes – Illustrative Model Contract
- Registration fees for the education workforce in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 1: Joint Housing Land Availability Studies (JHLAS)
- Statutory Guidance to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales in relation to the salaries of Local Authority Chief Executives
- Legislative proposals for Additional Learning Needs – White paper
- The Ireland Wales Cooperation Programme 2014-2020
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Section highlightThe Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill
The Bill aims to improve the Public Sector response in Wales to gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - June 2014
Our pipeline provides visibility of infrastructure investment activity across Wales.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
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The Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 brings together all the legal requirements on equality that organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors need to meet.
The Act replaces all the existing equality law, including:
- The Equal Pay Act 1970
- The Sex Discrimination Act 1975
- The Race Relations Act 1976
- The Disability Discrimination Act 1995
The purpose of the Act is to ensure that everyone has the right to be treated fairly at work and when using both public services (such as education, housing, libraries, health and social services, etc.) and private services including shops, transport and leisure facilities.
The Act protects people from discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics, known as ‘protected characteristics’. These are:
- Gender Reassignment
- Marriage or Civil Partnership
- Pregnancy and Maternity
- Religion or Belief
- Sexual Orientation
- Sex (Gender)
For further information on the Equality Bill please email EDIDMailbox@wales.gsi.gov.uk or telephone 029 20823578.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has produced guidance about the Equality Act and what organisations and businesses have to do to comply with it. View the Equality and Human Rights Commission guidance.