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Equality Act passed by Commons

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What's got 210 clauses, 28 schedules and has been at the bottom of everybody's 'must read' pile since first introduced in 2005?

Well, it's time to get the magnifying glass out and start reading. The Equality Act 2010 passed its final stages last night (see Hansard) and has been sent for Royal Assent. It is expected to come into force in October 2010.

There is a useful article here summarising the changes to existing law brought about by the Act, and a useful government summary here. There will also be a constantly updating page on dealing with the new Act.