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Equality Act 2010
Full text of the Act as enacted and revised, with explanatory notes. The Act includes provisions that ban age discrimination against adults in the provision of services and public functions. The ban came into force on 1 October 2012.
Employment Act 2008
Full text of the Act as enacted and revised, with explanatory notes.
Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006
Full text of the Statutory Instrument 2006/1031 as enacted and revised, with explanatory notes.
This is not an exhaustive list of legislation relating to equality. The ICAEW Library holds numerous print publications on discrimination law and also subscribes to electronic databases with the complete text of UK legislation. For information on accessing these resources, please contact the Library.
Equality Act 2010: Guidance
Information on the equalities legislation including guidance on age discrimination.
Age discrimination ban in services and public functions: a guide for financial services
Quick start guide to help organisations understand how the band applies in relation to the provision of financial services.
New Equality Act guidance (EHRC)
Guidance and good practice from the Equality and Human Rights Commission, including information for employers and providers of services.
Discrimination and rights (Age UK)
Information and guidance from charity Age UK, including frequently asked questions on changes to the Default Retirement Age.
Age discrimination (Acas)
Guidance and a range of practical resources on the Equality Act 2010 from the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.
Older workers’ scheme to tackle age discrimination
The government has announced that it will be rolling out an ‘older workers’ champion scheme to tackle age discrimination from April 2015.
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