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Doctors outraged over contract 'discriminating against single women'

Doctors have reacted furiously after the Government’s own impact assessment of the new junior doctor contract said any “adverse effect” impact on women’s pay was a “proportionate” means to an end.  The Department of Health’s Equality Impact Assessment of the controversial new contract, which was published in full this week, found that aspects of the new contract would “impact disproportionately on women”, with particular disadvantages for single mothers.

A court has ruled that work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith (pictured) was “unreasonable”, “irrational” and acted “unlawfully” by delaying payments of his new disability benefit to two disabled people.

from the Guardian

David Cameron axes equality assessments in war on 'red tape'

David Cameron axes equality assessments in war on 'red tape' PM announces end to equality impact assessments, a cut in judicial reviews and streamlined consultation