Specific duties to support the general equality duty come into force in England

Implementation date: 10 September 2011

The Equality Act 2010 creates a single public sector equality duty, and enables specific duties to be created to help public bodies meet their requirements under the general duty. The Government published draft Regulations on the specific duties in January 2011. In March 2011 the Government published revised Regulations to reduce the burden on public bodies. Under the revised Regulations, most public authorities are required to publish information to demonstrate compliance with the general duty no later than 31 January 2012, and public authorities are required to publish their equality objectives no later than 6 April 2012. The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/2260) (PDF format, 30K) can be viewed on the UK legislation website.
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