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Diversity law and regulations

An overview of the law concerning diversity and discrimination in the UK, with the latest case summaries and useful guidance.


Equality Act 2010
Full text of the Act as enacted and revised, with explanatory notes. The Act came into force on 1 October 2010.

Legal Services Act 2007
Full text of the Act as enacted and revised, with explanatory notes.

Industrial Cases Reports Express (ICLR)
Free case summaries involving employment law, discrimination and other subjects.

The ICAEW Library holds numerous publications on discrimination law and subscribes to major legal databases. For information on using these resources, please contact the Library.


Probate diversity data collection and reporting (ICAEW)
Summary of employers' statutory duties with a diversity questionnaire template.

Employers: Preventing discrimination (GOV.UK)
Details of on employers' responsibilities, covering recruitment, pay and discrimination during employment.

The Equality Act: employers' guidance (EHRC)
A collection of guides from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on employers' rights and duties under the Equality Act 2010.

The Equality Act 2010 (Acas)
Guidance and practical resources on the Act from the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.

Legal Alert

Legal Alert is a monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Towards a culture of belonging: Collective action toward diversity, equity, and inclusion is needed to enact change in the global accounting profession

Collective action toward diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) is needed to advance change in the global accounting profession. The article looks at the state of DE&I in accounting and finance and actionable DE&I practices for firms to carry out.

'Limited pipeline' biggest challenge in advancing DE&I, survey finds

Bloomberg Tax's 2021 US Diversity & Inclusion Survey found that both accounting firms and corporate tax departments see a lack of exceptional talent to hire as the top roadblock in addressing diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) within their organizations.

Pandemic hurt diversity efforts in tax and accounting

Ethnic minority and female accountants took on increased workloads at accounting firms during the Covid-19 pandemic, but didn't necessarily see their careers advance, according to a new US study, 'Pandemic Nation'.

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