Current status

The Equality Bill, the Government's ambitious proposal to harmonise and strengthen anti-discrimination law, is still progressing through Parliament and remains on schedule to receive royal assent in Spring 2010.

If enacted, the majority of its provisions will come into force in October 2010.

We provided detailed commentary on the Equality Bill, and the steps that employers can take to prepare for its implementation, in the September 2009 Equality and Diversity update. Please click on the link to access the relevant article: http://www.twobirds.com/English/Publications/NewsLetters/Upload/Equality-Diversity_09.09.htm