At the end of April the government published its response to the House of Commons Petitions Committee and Women and Equalities Committee joint report on dress codes in the workplace. It rejected any recommendations that would require legislative change, favouring an approach based on more detailed guidance and awareness campaigns. New guidance covering high heels, make-up, manicures, hair, hosiery, opacity of workwear, skirt length and low-fronted or unbuttoned tops will be published in summer 2017.