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Closed consultations and surveys

  • Disability Action Plan consultation

    This online survey gives you a chance to contribute to the Disability Action Plan consultation by giving your views on the proposed actions to be taken forward by the Disability Unit in 2023 to 2024 to improve the lives of disabled people in the UK. This consultation is an opportunity for everyone - disabled people, disabled people’s organisations, and other interested parties - to have their say on the Disability Action Plan. We are consulting in an accessible way to ensure all...

    Closed 6 October 2023

  • Consultation on Standards for Ethnicity Data

    As part of Inclusive Britain , the Government’s action plan for racial equality, by the end of 2022 the Race Disparity Unit (RDU) has committed to "consult on new standards for government departments and other public bodies on how to record, understand and communicate ethnicity data." This will "ensure more responsible and accurate reporting on race and ethnicity". This is the consultation on these new standards, currently in draft. They are based around the three pillars from the ...

    Closed 30 August 2022

  • Reforming Ethnicity facts and figures consultation

    The Ethnicity facts and figures website shows data about the experiences and outcomes of people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. The website brings together official statistics from across government in a single, easily accessible location, analysed by ethnicity and often combined with other factors like geography and gender. It includes 185 pages of data (‘measure pages’) as well as methods and quality information. User research and feedback tells us that that we could do...

    Closed 7 August 2022

  • Disability workforce reporting consultation

    This survey fulfils the National Disability Strategy commitment to consult on workforce reporting for large employers (250 employees and above) on disability. The consultation is being led by the Disability Unit, in the Cabinet Office, and responds to calls to improve data and transparency on disability in the workforce. Through this consultation, the government is exploring how best to increase transparency and reporting practices that support the cultural changes required to build a...

    Closed 8 April 2022

  • Banning conversion therapy

    The deadline for responding to this consultation has been extended to 4 February 2022. It is not necessary for those who have already responded to re-submit their responses. In this consultation we are seeking views from individuals and organisations on our proposals to ban conversion therapy. We are committed to building a society in which conversion therapy no longer takes place. Our intention is to bring forward a ban in the criminal law that is supported by additional...

    Closed 4 February 2022

We Asked, You Said, We Did

See what we've consulted on.

We asked

Last year, the Cabinet Office Equality Hub put a series of proposals to reform the ‘Ethnicity facts and figures’ website out to public consultation. We want to improve Ethnicity facts and figures, helping users to understand the drivers and factors behind disparities, and minimise the risk of misinterpretation and incorrect conclusions being drawn. For policy-makers we will be providing better evidence for targeting interventions and resources at the real point of need. We proposed to do this by streamlining measure pages while providing deeper analysis of the most notable disparities.

You said

Overall, the respondents agreed with the majority of our proposals. There were 3 areas where respondents disagreed with our proposals as presented: 

  1. Respondents suggested that the identification of criteria used to prioritise measures needs to be more responsive to developments in society. 
  2. The proposal to present data for some measures without any commentary was concerning for many users.
  3. Respondents were also concerned that there were a number of measures relating to the criminal justice system in the medium and lower priority categories.

We did

  1. The Equality Hub will undertake formal annual reviews of the criteria used to prioritise work on the development of measure pages and also regularly ‘horizon scan’ to incorporate emerging priorities that may disproportionately impact ethnic minority groups.
  2. Measures will be reviewed against the prioritisation criteria at least every 12 months. Where we identify an emerging priority, specific measures will be re-prioritised as needed. New measures will be published according to their priority against the criteria in use at that time.
  3. The Equality Hub will create a template for ‘medium priority’ measures to show one table or chart with ethnicity breakdown and Main facts and figures drawing out key points from other disaggregations. We will develop code to automate the writing of the Main facts and figures commentary for these measures.
  4. In addition, we will expand the automation of Main facts and figures commentary to the lower priority measures.
  5. We will review the priority of Crime and Justice measures to identify whether any should be high priority.
  6. We will review the proposed groupings for combining measures; where measures are closely related (eg Key Stage 2 attainment) the pages will be combined.
  7. The Equality Hub will continue to work with departments across government to provide more granular and useful data.
  8. The Equality Hub will work with the relevant departments to provide deeper analysis into the following priority topics: 
  • Educational attainment
  • Transition from education to the labour market
  • Maternal and perinatal health disparities
  1. The Equality Hub will take steps to publicise the Ethnicity facts and figures website more widely.