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Equality Act could be delayed after government removes implementation date from its website

Doubts have been raised over when the Equality Act will be introduced after the Government Equalities Office (GEO) removed the October 2010 date for implementation from its website.

The Equality Act received Royal Assent on 8 April and the bulk of the legislation was due to be implemented in October.

But the GEO's website no longer displays that date, and a fact sheet on the Act just states: "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 carefully prepare for them."

A spokeswoman at the GEO could not rule out that the implementation of the majority of the Equality Act could now be delayed under the new government.

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June 18, 2010

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