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10
Feb

What is the Representation of the People Act?

Today marks the anniversary of the passing of the 1918 Representation of the People Act. The act was a fundamental piece of legislation that allowed many women to vote for the first time, and was viewed by the Suffragettes and Suffragists as a major hurdle in the ‘Votes for Women’ cause. The act allowed women...
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14
Dec

A guide to votes for women | How women rose to power

On this day 100 years ago in 1918, the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act was passed which allowed women to become MPs for the first time – allowing them to sit and vote in the House of Commons. This year, also marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. In 1918, the government also passed the...
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10
Nov

What is the Equal Pay Act?

Introduced in 1970, the Equal Pay Act prohibited the favourable treatment of men over women and prevents discrimination within employment of equal value. The introduction of this act meant that employers had to give both men and women equal treatment and while the act suggests equal pay alone, it also covered holidays, pension rights, company...
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10
Nov

What is the Equality Act 2010?

The Equality Act was passed into law in 2010 and sets out and ensures that employers and employees work in fair environment. The act requires that all employees be treated equally regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership. The aim of this act was...
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