Background In August 2010 a consultation document sought views on the draft regulations containing the specific duties that help public bodies…
In August 2010 a consultation document sought views on the draft regulations containing the specific duties that help public bodies meet the Equality Duty in the Equality Act 2010. It also invited views on proposals for which public authorities should be subject to the Equality Duty and the specific duties. In January 2011, the government published a response to that consultation and a revised draft of the regulations, which is available on the archived Government Equalities Office website.
The government was concerned that those revised regulations risked being inappropriately onerous for public bodies to comply with. A further draft of the regulations with less prescriptive requirements was therefore prepared, and this was published for comment in a policy review paper The Equality Act 2010: The public sector Equality Duty: reducing bureaucracy
Following the policy review, the final draft regulations were laid before Parliament on 27 June 2011. The Explanatory Memorandum that accompanies the final draft regulations includes a summary of the responses recieved to both the consultation and policy review and sets out the decisions taken and the rationale for them.
Responses from organisations to the policy review paper
Date: Fri Aug 19 11:16:04 BST 2011