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This page summarises some key proposed changes. There are also links to more detailed pages on particular areas. The proposed changes do not necessarily apply to Northern Ireland.
1st October 2013:
Unknown: Repeal of wider power to make recommendations contained in Deregulation Bill.
NB: timetable is provisional.
Major changes are happening in this area. They include:
The idea of this is to get rid of unnecessary red tape.
In summary, three employment provisions are being repealed:
A review of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) is currently underway. It has been extended to cover not only the specific duties but also the general duty, "to establish whether the Duty is operating as intended". See Proposed changes: PSED.
The Government is cutting back the powers and duties of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Its staff is also being very substantially reduced. See EHRC: Proposals for reform 2011-2012.
Most of the Equality Act came into force on 1st October 2010, but a very small number of provisions have yet to take effect. More on Equality Act 2010...
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