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Equalities Bill now the Equalities Act

Monday 19th April, 2010

a cartoon of a row of people, all grey apart from one which is green.

After much discussion and debate, The Equality Bill finally received Royal Assent on 8th of April 2010 and formally became The Equality Act 2010.

The Government Equalities Office has released the following timeline for the provisions of the Act:

  • October 2010: Main provisions

  • April 2011: The integrated public sector Equality Duty, the Socio-economic Duty and dual discrimination protection.

  • 2012: The ban on age discrimination in provision of goods, facilities, services and public functions.

  • 2013: Private and voluntary sector gender pay transparency regulations (if required) and political parties publishing diversity data.

No idea what it all means? Why not download the easy read guide to the Act - its designed to make it clear to all. You can download it from: