The majority of the provisions under the Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October. A guide for employers has been produced by ACAS and can be found at http://www.acas.org.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=2833&p=0.

The new minimum rage rate was also implemented. It is now £5.93 for employees over the age of 21, £4.92 for those aged 18-20 and £3.64 for 16-17 year olds.