Consultation outcome

Caste in Great Britain and equality law: a public consultation

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Summary of responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.

Original consultation


The Government Equalities Office is seeking views on caste in Great Britain and equality law.

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Consultation description

This consultation is about how to ensure that there is appropriate and proportionate legal protection against unlawful discrimination because of a person’s origins with due consideration given to how such protection would be implemented in practice.

We want to hear from employers, service providers and public authorities, as well as the wider public.

As a result of the recent General Election, the consultation has been extended beyond its initial 16 week period, for a further 8 weeks.


Caste in Great Britain and Equality Law: A Public Consultation

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Published 28 March 2017
Last updated 23 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Published consultation response and analysis report.

  2. The closing date for responses to the consultation has been extended to 18 September 2017

  3. First published.