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Equality Act 2010 - implementation

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Q. How do you make the switchboard at the Government Equalities Office go mad?

A. Send out a bulletin pointing out that the implementation date for the Equality Act 2010 has been removed from the GEO website.

Apparently the GEO has been inundated with requests for more information. And they've helpfully provided it. Deidre Wright, professional support lawyer at Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, tells me that the GEO has announced, on its Latest News

page, that:

"The provisions in the Equality Act will come into force at different times to allow time for the people and organisations affected by the new laws to prepare for them. The Government is currently considering how the different provisions will be commenced so that the Act is implemented in an effective and proportionate way. In the meantime, the Government Equalities Office continues to work on the basis of the previously announced timetable, which envisaged commencement of the Act's core provisions in October 2010."

Daniel Barnett