CAP and BCAP consultations: public sector equality duty

CAP and BCAP are consulting on changes to their rules on offence, rolling papers and sanitary protection products. The last wholesale review of the CAP and BCAP Codes was completed in 2010, before the Equality Act 2010 came into force. CAP and BCAP therefore considered that in light of the public sector equality duty contained in the Act, to which CAP and BCAP consider they are subject, it would be appropriate to examine whether the Codes are consistent in the protections they provide to those sharing any of the protected…

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CAP consultation on marketing to children and naming prizewinners

The CAP have released a post which tells how you about: ‘CAP consultation on marketing to children and naming prizewinners’. I have enclosed the text of the link below, but please have a look at the ASA site as there are lots of things of interest to anyone with an interest in Ethical Marketing. During its consultation on the use of data for marketing, CAP identified two issues that require further consultation: the age at which consent to marketing can be given by children in the absence of consent from…

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CAP Launch Consultation on a new rule to tackle harmful gender stereotypes

The CAP has launched a public consultation on a new rule to tackle harmful gender stereotypes in ads, as well as on guidance to advertisers on how the new rule is likely to be interpreted in practice. The purpose of their announcement is to make public the proposed rule and guidance, which includes examples of gender portrayals which are likely to fall foul of the new rule. The consultation proposes the introduction of the following new rule to the ad codes which will cover broadcast and non-broadcast media: Advertisements must not…

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Scottish Government Launches New National Strategy to Tackle Loneliness and Isolation.

A new national strategy, one of the first in the world, is being developed to tackle loneliness and isolation.  The draft plan, now open for consultation, will look at the causes of social isolation and loneliness and how they can be addressed. Views are also being sought on how communities can build on the work of the Scottish Government, and lead on ensuring those at risk of becoming lonely or isolated have access to the right support networks. Launching the draft strategy and consultation on a visit to the Hidden…

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