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Equality Act 2010: Public sector equality duty consultation launched

A consultation on the public sector equality duty under the Equality Act 2010 has been launched by the Government Equalities Office.

The Equality Act 2010: The public sector Equality Duty document, launched by equalities minister Lynne Featherstone last week, seeks views on draft regulations which recommend increasing the volume of information that public sector organisations must publish.

According to the Government, the aim is to make efforts to reduce inequality more transparent and scrap what it calls "box-ticking bureaucracy".

The equality duty will replace three separate duties that require government departments, local authorities and other public bodies to take into account gender, race and disability equality both as employers and when making policy decisions and delivering services. The duty simplifies this requirement and also extends it to fully cover age, religion and belief, sexual orientation and gender reassignment.

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August 31, 2010

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