Charities and the Equality Act
Guidance on how the Act can protect people and prevent discrimination.
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This guidance explains the rule in the Equality Act 2010 that allows a charity to discriminate by limiting the group of people it helps. This is called the ‘charities’ exception’.
- how the charities’ exception applies in different circumstances
- illustrative examples
- how other Act exceptions apply to some charities
The guidance is aimed at trustees of existing charities and of organisations applying to register.
Published: 22 February 2013
From: The Charity Commission