Government Publishes a Response to the Trans Inquiry Report

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 13:15

The government has now published its response to the Women and Equalities Committee Transgender Equality Report from January.

The report contained 35 recommendations in relation to a wide range of areas including cross-government strategy, the Gender Recognition Act 2004, the Equality Act 2010, NHS services and on tackling everyday transphobia.

This response goes into details about the government’s work. 


Key points in the government’s response include commitments to:

  • Develop a new action plan for transgender equality, which will include, amongst other actions:
  • Review of the Gender Recognition Act to tackle unnecessary bureaucracy and to assess the need for medical checks contained within the 2004 Act;
  • Conduct a cross-government review on removing unnecessary requests for gender information, including in official documents;
  • Improve the way people are supported by gender identity services through new training of NHS staff;
  • Tackle harassment and bullying in higher education by working with universities;
  • Assess how to measure the size of the UK’s transgender population so that policy can be more evidence-based and we can track the impact of our work;
  • Measure and monitor public attitudes towards transgender people.

You can read the full response here 

A response from the Trans Organisations Network, made up of our trans organisation Members will follow. 


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