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.
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