Single equality duty introduced

Implementation date: 5 April 2011

Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (on the UK legislation website) replaces the current public sector duties to promote equality with a single equality duty that is extended to other protected characteristics. The single equality duty obliges public authorities to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between different groups. The commencement order (PDF format, 252K) that brings into force s.149 van be viewed on the UK legislation website.
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