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Equality Act 2010

  • Paragraph 20 provides an exception to section 29 (provision of services, etc) for group insurance schemes and group personal pensions (“group schemes”). As group schemes are offered to employees as part of the employment relationship:

  • the employer is responsible for ensuring that the provision of benefits under group schemes complies with the requirements of Part 5 (work); and

  • the insurer or pension provider is not responsible for ensuring that the provision of benefits complies with the requirements of Part 3 (services and public functions).

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