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Public bodies to be given more freedom in how they promote equality

The government has announced changes in how the new Equality Duty will be implemented.

The changes will remove some government restrictions on public bodies, which will instead be required to set and publish their own methods and results. The changes will free up resources and cut red tape, ministers say.

The Equality Duty, part of the Equality Act, will require all public institutions such as schools, councils and the NHS to actively promote equality. It comes into force in April next year.

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August 23, 2010

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