Wednesday 7th April 2010
The Equality Bill last night completed the final stage of its passage through Parliament, and will now become law.
The Bill, which was first introduced to the House of Commons almost a year ago, will be sent to the Queen for Royal Assent after MPs approved amendments made by the House of Lords.
Once the Bill receives Royal Assent it will formally become an Act and be introduced to the statute book.
The provisions in the Bill will begin to take effect in the autumn.
Tuesday 13th April 2010
The Equality Bill received Royal Assent on the 8th of April and formally became The Equality Act 2010.
It is intended that the provisions in the Act will come into force as follows:
•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.
Visit the jml Training Site "The new Equality Bill- Framework for a Fairer Future – The Equality Bill information, articles and Press Releases from June 2008 onwards" http://www.jml-training.com/Framework_for_a_Fairer_Future_The_Equality_Bill.htm