Policy paper

Post-legislative Memorandum - the Equality Act 2010

The memorandum provides a preliminary assessment on the Equality Act 2010.


Memorandum to the Women and Equalities Select Committee on the Post-Legislative Assessment of the Equality Act 2010 (print-ready PDF)

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The memorandum provides a factual account of developments since the Act received Royal Assent, including:

  • a summary of why the Act was introduced;
  • a breakdown of which elements have or have not come into force;
  • a list of associated secondary legislation;
  • a summary of key case law;
  • and a preliminary assessment outlining whether the Act is achieving its core aims.
Published 3 July 2015